The tides they are a’changin. Leaving the dock in Jacksonville the tides will increase to 7 feet on our way to the East River where we will anchor for the night. It is a wide open anchorage in between a shellfish growing area which is restricted to anchor in. Upon low tide we see a crab pot pop up which is obviously illegal. Our guess is that it is on a short line so that it is only visible at low tide which most people do no travel in. It is on the port side by the first anchor mark in Navionics. Go to the second anchor mark and you will miss it as you spin with the tide reversal.
We arrive just after lunch. The marshlands to the anchorage are the most spectacular to date. We are in Georgia now. These lowlands, marsh areas and huge tidal swings make for a new experience to the boater. They lands are flat with grasslands where you can see for miles but see nothing at all. It all looks the same. As we arrive the winds are mild and the anchorage is not busy. We will be the only boat here tonight. I can’t wait to see all the stars as there is not a cloud in the sky and no light pollution. We have found that in the last couple days we are back in bug country. Green large flies have found us today. They are a very large house fly with brilliant green eyes, but bite hard when thirsty. Taking in the scenery for awhile but then upload more pictures to the blog, enjoy the peace of this space, have a nice dinner and likely a movie night. We will have a couple extra exterior lights on tonight as we are in the middle of this small river. We are planning out the next couple days anchorage spots, cruising with the tides rising and making our way north. The depths have been good with at the very least an 8 foot clearance.