Georgia Sounds and Shoals Have Given Me their Best Shot...
Wow, Georgia has been quite the short adventure. Starting with Cumberland Island and her swell, surf, and fog and all the way through the beautiful Islands and the sounds and shoals that protect them. The west wind continued to cause me grief each and every time I had to cross one of the many sounds. Then, ducking on the ICW for one day to avoid a strong North East wind, I was greeted by Georgia MUD and Georgia Black Gnats. To this day I still have that mud stuck on me, my clothes, my bags and my boat.
The outer shore of the Georgia Islands were absolutely gorgeous. Largely undeveloped, with long sandy beaches and varying terrain, they all served as a great back drop to this portion of the odyssey. Today, as I paddled past one of the many Nature Preserve Islands, the dolphins were out in full force, 3, 4, 5 at a time, all feeding right in front of my boat. Above me circled both immature and mature Eagles, such majestic birds. All the while, my trusty Pelicans were there to keep me company.
I now sit slghtly south of Tybee Island where I will re-supply, fix my Skeg, and push forth into South Carolina. From where I sit, I can see the super tankers lined up to enter the Savanna River. That should make for a fun start to South Carolina. Georgia has been tough and gentle, so it is with fondness that I bid her adieu.