From the Sea Oat Dunes to the Low Country of Georgia

13 May

The sea oat grasses of Georgia are lovely. It is what the marsh tackies (wild horses) feed on, including the Cumberland Horses. This time of year the grasses along the ICW edge are that vibrant spring hue, almost lime against the darker more mature grasses. Today we left Lanier Island, by St Simon’s Island at 0630. Georgia is an area of intense navigation – no daydreaming here! The ICW is one of many meandering routes that cross cross the marshes and the one we need to stick to for safe passage. Still it requires close attention and synchronizing our schedule with the tides. Our focus today was Little Mud River which we planned to transit at high tide and we hit it dead on – I mean we didn’t hit bottom 🙂 but safely putted through without incident. We are still seeing lots of dolphins – a real highlight for me. We are also seeing far more birds now than we did when heading through here, southbound in early December. We stopped for the night at Wahoo River which is a nice anchorage just by the ICW. Five trawlers, two Hunters and a Quebec boat also dropped the hook here for the night. Wind and current had us swinging around a bit, then the wind quit for the night and the gnats came out to play. We went below.

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