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Posted by on Monday, July 31, 2017 in Georgia, ICW Travel, Living Aboard, Visiting Family, YouTube Videos | 0 comments

Tybee Island and Turner Creek Georgia

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Tybee Island- Turner Creek

I hate to say it, I really do, but our home state of Georgia has been the least fun section of the ICW for us. We’ve grounded 3 times, and had to be SUPER on top of our navigational skills to make it through this tricky GA stretch.

Georgia is beautiful, but it’s also the most treacherous part of the ICW in our humble opinion.

In this post, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the boat, we eat king crab legs, we explore Tybee Island, and we meet up with Tambi’s family for a while.

11.19 Anchored in Herb River tonight next to Baila. N32*00.775 W81*02.791

 

11.20 Stayed in Herb River today and hung out with Baila crew tonight.

11.21 Went to Turner Creek today. Went grocery shopping. Mom and Jimmy came down today on their way to Florida for Thanksgiving. We had a great dinner at the Crab Shack on Tybee Island tonight. N32*00.893 W80*59.394

11.22 Went to Tybee Island and Downtown Savannah today with Mom and Jimmy. Mom and Jimmy left to go the rest of the way to Florida this afternoon.

11.23 Today we walked to the Friendship Coffee Shop here on Wilmington Island. Ben did some YouTube uploads and I got a blog post up. Got a chicken from Publix today for dinner tomorrow.

 

11.24 Thanksgiving Day! Today, we took a walk around town. Then we had a delicious meal of Chicken, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy! We had an apple pie for dessert. While I cooked dinner, Ben and Molly scrubbed the deck. We also got to talk to my family via Facetime! We were blessed with a wonderful sunset to end a beautiful day!

11.25 Today we went to the Coffee shop again and did Molly’s Minute uploads, and a blog post. Ben got the propane tank filled. We also took another shower today.

11.26 Left Turner Creek and anchored in Redbird Creek tonight. N31*50.611 W81*09.320

11.27 Anchored in Walburg Creek for the night. Tonight was such an uncomfortable anchorage because it was so windy and the current is so strong. We were “sailing at anchor” which is where you are actually being pushed around by the wind and the current to where you are moving in every direction. It’s really scary when you sail over your anchor chain and when you get to the end of the chain your boat comes to an abrupt stop! It’s so loud and it feels like the anchor is going to rip right off the boat. So, needless to say, We were up most of the night watching the anchor. I guess it was around 1:30 in the morning when we got up, turned on the engine and put out a stern anchor to help us not move so much. N31*40.131 W81*10.740

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