Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010 – Blackbeard Creek at Blackbeard Island

What a beautiful anchorage! And what an amazing thing the tide is! In Georgia, the tide is typically around 8 feet or more and there are two highs and two lows each day. It was fun to be anchored in one spot and watch the ebb and flow of the tide and the resulting change in the landscape.

Gale did some fishing during the day but only had a couple of nibbles and couldn’t boat anything. He spoke with various fishermen coming through and none of them were catching anything either. They told him the water was a good deal muddier than usual due to yesterday’s storm and that probably had something to do with it.

Early in the afternoon, we were on the boat enjoying the day, when we looked up to see what looked like a balloon in the distance. It turned out to be the Goodyear Blimp!! And we thought we were in a very remote location. It must have been traveling to a big football game. . .


Later in the afternoon, we decided to cross over the sand dunes and check out the beach on the Atlantic side. With the tide going out, all we could see was miles of deserted beach with lovely sand that felt like finely granulated sugar. It was fairly flat, easy to walk on and had very little debris from the ocean. There were hundreds of sand dollars, dozens of dead horseshoe crabs and along the tide line we found many cat’s eye shells and a few olive shells without looking very hard.

The evening was peaceful with a light breeze blowing. The sunset was stunning and when the stars came out, we were in awe!

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