It was 07:30, it was time to leave. The tides and wind were pushing Oasis against the dock. There was also a boat docked on Oasis bow and another one docked behind her too, so there was not much room to play around with, but the captain figured out a way to maneuver Oasis to get her going. On the first 10 SM on the ICW, there were shallow waters, the depth sounder was showing only 5 to 7 feet of water. The captain was worried, the charts showed that there should have been enough water. With 60 SM to go and shallow waters, the captain and first mate knew that it was going to be a long day. The tides were a bit low and they both knew it could only get better. Then, they counted their blessings, they hadn't had too much trouble so far and they could only make the best of it. Eventually, the water was deeper and the current was helping Oasis speed up, and that helped the crew's spirit. Oasis would catch up the time lost at the start of the day. After motoring farther, Oasis encountered her twin sister, Summertime anchored in the ICW, she too was going south, up to the Bahamas.
Today's journey on the ICW was more interesting, less marshes and more civilization. For long distance, there were houses on each side of the ICW and some weren't what we would call houses, they were mansions. In the afternoon, the sun was still shining and with the wind blowing northerly 12 knots, the captain decided to open Oasis jib and sailed for a good 30 minutes. Finally at 15:00, the captain docked Oasis at the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbour where she stayed for three nights and then went to the St Augustine Municipal Marina for another night. The couple visited the surroundings of St Augustine and really enjoyed this european-like charming place.
Visiting around St Augustine!
Roselind in front of the marina. Santa Maria Restaurant in the background.
Visiting St Augustine!