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This is another place on the ICW which doesn't fit very well into any well known location. It is south of the St. Johns River on the ICW. I've put the information under Jacksonville Beach because the marina we stay at has an address of Jacksonville, but the marina is quite a ways from downtown Jacksonville.

Leg 22 November 24, 2001- leaving Fernandina

BLUE JACKET, a dark hulled power boat from Oxford MD passed, and also the Canadian power boat LE BOUCLIER with the two solar panels. We go through the first Florida bridge at 11:23 (Sister's Creek).

We come out into the St. Johns River, and there is a shipyard where a giant catamaran hull is being built, plus CAPE COD LIGHT (looks like a small cruise ship) and assorted grey boats and tugs are there. (See St. John's River travelogue) We get to Pablo Creek marina after a short trip of 28.4 miles. Since it is Sat, the office where an internet connection is reputed to be is closed, so the dockmaster lets me use the line in his office. I have to use the credit card line as the phone line is some kind of switchboard and I can't get it to give me a line from the computer. The restaurant is closed (apparently went bankrupt as the employees last checks bounced), so we eat on the boat. Have the Brunswick stew saved from Jekyll island and a salad.

November 25, 2001

A black cat visited us a couple of times last night. We get underway about 7:20 with a minimum of fuss. Saw an osprey fishing. We went through the McCormick Bridge just before 8 am.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good intermediate point between Fernandina and St. Augustine
  • Cons:Isolated - no services on the ICW
  • Last visit to Jacksonville Beach: Mar 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 8, 2003
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  • Feb 29, 2004 at 7:24 PM

    Your narrative and photos brought back such good memories But the water/shiatsu massage (Watsu) at the Amelia Island Plantation was really wonderful,(see www.watsuwoman for the Philadelphia version). .


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