Sunday, March 17, 2013

GA Trip Day 7

Looks like weather will change for us, small cold front moving in on Tues with winds out of North, and with occasional showers possible tonight and the rest of the week. So.... We played a bit with our route, took a few shortcuts, paddled 24 miles, and knocked off 2 days of paddling. This will buy us a weather hold if needed.

We started at 8:30 this morning, an with contrary tides through the day which we know just ignore. Stopped at the Kilkinney Marina that we'd been told would welcome us and our tents. And they've done that nicely, I'm on my 2nd cold beer :)

We did have a large crossing at St Catherine's sound, but with brisk south winds we did take the more conservative route with a mile rather than a 2 or more mile crossing. A short rest stop on a shell mound after the crossing, see pics below. I hope they really depict how desolate and how much salt marsh there is, miles and miles deep.

The Kilkinney Marina, sort of a Mom and Pop shop, comes complete with microwave hamburgers, shower and laundry, Yea!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

What more could a WaterTriber ask for--a microwave hamburger and a cold beer!