We have a leisurely breakfast and were planning to go ashore for the morning. After calling Enterprise Rental Car in Fernandina and finding that they close at noontime on Saturday, instead of the afternoon when we plan to rent a car, we decided to get moving. Arriving a Fernandina Friday night would allow us to get the car Saturday morning. The forecast was for a sunny day with a 20% chance of showers. Well, we have rain, wind and fog most of the way to Fernandina.
We arrive at Fernandina around 4:30 and get
the last mooring which we had reserved. The last two times here the
moorings were full and we anchored. Had dinner at the Salty Peligan.
The wind was still blowing hard from the north so we had to cross
from the mooring to the dock slowly because of the waves to avoid
getting wet. Well, 50 percent of the people in our dinghy stayed dry
and I was one of them. Linda was not happy with me.
|Green can a little off the mark, Cumberland Island, north|
|Fernandina Pulp Mills|
That night with the opposing current and wind at the tide shift we have the mooring ball bouncing against the hull for about two hours until the current over came the forces of the wind and pulled us away from the ball. Kind of hard to sleep with the constant knocking on the hull. One advantage of anchoring, no mooring ball to bounce against the hull at the tidal current shift. With minimal wind this is not a problem, but it is still blowing.