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Our sailboat’s new (temporary) home is Reynolds Yacht Park in Green Cove Springs, FL. Nice town, BIG dock.
Yes, the dock we’re tied to is HUGE. It’s made of concrete and is, in fact, a dock that was used by the US Navy during WW2.
Reynolds Marina is pretty nice!. The price is $10/ft per month. That includes dockage, water, bathroom, laundry, and clubhouse access. Electricity is added on top. Easy access to the ICW, and far enough inland to provide pretty decent hurricane protection.
During this video, we get the boat settled in and start prepping for leaving the boat to fend for itself while we head back to GA to visit our family. That means… LOTS of work, believe it or not.
We also procure some wheels for ourselves. 6 wheels to be exact. 2 are on “The Gator”, the other 4 are on the Yaris… AKA… The Land Dinghy.
7.13.17 today we left the free dock in Jacksonville at 11:30 to make once daily noon bridge opening. Traveling through Jacksonville by water is so cool. Especially since I have so many memories of traveling through it by car growing up. We went under interstate 95 which I’ve driven/ridden over hundreds of times it feels like. My dad loved looking at the train bridge that you can see from 95.
After a short day, we arrived at the Reynolds Marina and got tied up to the dock. This is our last GPS coordinate for a while!
N 29*59.359 W 81*39.690
We got checked in to the marina and we’ve already met some nice live aboard folks. Someone from down the dock gave us a bike to ride around. We ordered a pizza from Dominoes and got the AC hooked up for the night.
7.14.17 Today we got an UBER and went to a used car dealership to see about getting some wheels. We bought a Toyota Yaris and we named him Aris the Yaris. We went to Walmart and got Molly a booster seat and some other things we needed.
We came back to the boat and had some dinner then took showers! Ben and I watched “The Office” on Netflix.
7.15-16.17 These days are kinda a blur. We took no video. We were just hard at work. We took down the sails, cleaned the bottom of the dinghy and hoisted it up onto the davits. We cleaned the deck, and did some random boat projects to get ready to go back to Georgia. I also sewed a sheet for our bed in the marina clubhouse while Molly watched cartoons on Youtube.
7.17.18 Today we went to Jacksonville to do some errands. We dropped our sails off at a sail loft to be repaired, looked over, and to have new sun covers made. We also went to Home Depot to get stuff to finish working on the AC unit, back to Walmart, and to West Marine. We also went to Monkey Fist at the Green Cove Springs Marina.
7.18.17 Today Ben made a hood for the AC unit, and we installed the AC unit in the rear hatch. Ben did some random boat projects like emptying out the jerry cans of water, and fuel. He also changed the oil in the dinghy motor.