Our continuing trip south to Florida was pretty straightforward with no issues.
Dredging near the Matanzas Inlet south of St. Augustine on the ICW caused heartaches for many this season like this boat on the left. It is easy to get confused in areas of dredging, as they often remove all of the channel markers & partially block the channel with the dredge and/or pipeline. Many boats had no idea what was going on & were making panicked calls on channel 16 (but if they had researched on-line they would have learned the name of the dredge to call by radio & the channel they were monitoring).
Want to know why so many people are moving to Florida? It’s not just the warm weather & no income tax. It’s doctor offices which have wine tasting brochures next to the colon cancer screening brochures in the exam room!
Soon we’ll be looking for a window in which to cross over to the Bahamas – hoping the warm, beautiful, calm weather we’ve been enjoying continues!