Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is one of our favorite stops.  Although we could dock downtown on the waterfront, we stay at the nearby Isle of Hope Marina – a 15-minute Uber ride away.

This is why we don’t dock downtown – the huge cargo ships, tugs & all types of vessels pass extremely close. Even at 5 knots, this monster will leave a sizable swell which will bounce back & forth across the narrow river for at least 5 minutes.  BTW – loved this powercat!
Since our last visit, the city has extended their touristy waterfront even further north (at the site of a former power plant) with yet more hotels, restaurants & shops.
No trip to Savannah is complete without a stop at Leopold’s Ice Cream – creamy & delicious since 1919!
This tug, 2 barges & 100 yards of pipeline passing by the marina was quite the show. It took extreme care, with the help of 3 additional small helper tugs pushing & pulling, to “bend” the pipeline around this sharp corner without taking out the docks or going aground.

We borrowed the marina’s loaner car to stock up at a nearby Publix grocery store – our last major grocery stop for 2 weeks. The best part of our visit was having dinner out at a fantastic seafood restaurant with cruiser friends Gene & Carol (who have a larger model of our PDQ).  It was a great evening out catching up, along with scheming where we might be able to meet up in Bahamas this winter.

We’ll be continuing south thru the more “rural” rivers & creeks of Georgia featuring strong currents, up to 8′ tides, but great scenery.

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