Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Beautiful Motoring


The winds have disappeared which makes motoring the only way we can move along. The little Yanmar has been wonderful as we slowly work our way northwest in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Leaving Apalachicola under a dismal looking sky we wander along the path enjoying the peaceful environment. The landscape, nature and bridges keep us entertained as the miles tick off.

Wrinkles in White City

Arriving at White City we hope there will be a spot for us to tie off our boat. The last municipal dock was completely full which makes us wonder how packed White City Marina will be. We round the corner to a completely empty marina. Not a single boat in sight. This is a free dock for transient boats like us, so this sure is a pleasant surprise. There isn't much here, but we do walk 3/4 of a mile to the local convenience store for an ice cream cone.

We sleep in a little late and then motor off into the channel under a cheerful sunny morning. It is so quiet and picturesque as we putt along. The water is glass smooth reflecting everything in view.

One of several half sunken boats along the way.

As we drop our Rocna anchor in 7' of water off Piney Point near Panama City we reflect back on two wonderful days of sailing even though our sails were never unfurled. Brenda watches a pod of dolphins putting on a show near our boat as I relax and enjoy the peaceful anchorage. This is what we picture cruising to be like.



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