Friday, March 15, 2013

GA Day 5

I think we would both say today was our best day. Blue skies with no clouds, lighter winds W- WNW 3-7, warmer temps, and the tides seemed inconsequential. We left Darien about 8:30 and made camp 18 miles and 7 1/2 hours later.

We stopped at noon for a picnic lunch at the McIntosh Rod and Gun Club at the Blue-N-Hall boat ramp. Everyone was so nice to us, and with even some friendly flirting, and more local advice about the areas North.

Our paddling pace was comfortable and steady. We noticed some changes in the landscape with more variety of trees and shrubs. Still lots of salt marsh and mud, but lots of little islands in the marsh with trees and a family cottage (or larger) that are accessible by boat only. One island even for sale. I hope to look up the price out of curiosity (no worries Paul).

Our campsite is quite nice, but, we seem to be off schedule always arriving at low mud tide. And our site definitely has resident cows, though we don't see them. I had a round of golf swinging away the cow pods to clear my tent site.

We crossed Dolby Sound today, and can see Sapelo Island to the East of us. Tomorrow likely to be a 12 miler, camps are hard to find, and Litter Yahoo Island ahead of us may be our only good option. And we are going to need a late start, needing some water to get back in the river.

If your interested in our route, just google the Georgia Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail, or look back in my blog for a link, haven't figured out yet how to add one in this app.

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