Travel Days 111 and 112 Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach 3/20-22/22
Going in at low tide😳
Leaving St. Augustine the tide was against us and different points. We left with the idea that if we left 20 minutes earlier we would arrive at the same time due to currents, unfortunately we arrived at almost dead low tide to Amelia Harbour Marina. We barely made it in through their channel. We went really slow and the depth finder at one point stopped. Thankfully we were low on fuel so a little lighter. We made it to the fuel dock and took on 220 gallons at $3.97 and then moved to our slip at a T head.. The marina staff were all very nice and helpful. They had a courtesy car that we took advantage of to get a lay of the land by Fernandina Beach before we went there. We had a quick stop to Walmart and had a relaxing night. There was no place to walk to since it was on a busy road so we borrowed the car again for another outing. While we were there we saw Kim Russo, director of the AGLCA, come in to get fuel on the boat she is currently doing the loop on.
Some sights fro our trolley tour.
We made the short hop to Fernandina Beach at slack tide because of the currents. The wind was not our friend but we had no problems getting in to our spot. Fernandina Beach is a really nice stop. The stores are close to the marina and there are many restaurants. Hal and I took another trolley tour on the Anchor Trolley. We find them so informative and get to see so many places that just riding a bike or walking would not take us to. There is so many historical places along the way on the loop.
The first night at Fernandina Beach we had a loopers docktails. There were so many current, gold and platinum loopers. We were able to meet up again with Patty and Gary on Inconceivable, Ann and Joey on Out of the Blue, Marco and Karen on Navigator and Tricia and Tim on Tricia Ann, and John and Carol on Anna Mae. We met Jen and Brian on YOLO. I had read some of their reviews on Waterway Guide and they were very helpful. It was a great night that everyone enjoyed swapping stories.
Hal and I ate at the Marina Seafood Restaurant. It was very much like a diner but very quaint.
Hal stepping up for a drink at Fernandina's oldest bar.... lol