Day's log for Tuesday, August 28th, 2001 - Gulf of Mexico
0805 - I added about 16 oz of oil to the engine
0800 - took on 38 gallons of diesel. This seems a very surprising amount considering that I topped off last in Ft. Myers which was 6 cruising days previous.
0830 - left dock.
0845 - passed SM 350. These mile markers go backwards as I cruise and represent miles east of the Harvey Locks near New Orleans
0920 - passed SM 345
1028 - passed SM 340
1050 - dropped anchor and secured motor
I got breakfast here and had coffee. I had to leave the fuel dock pronto so others could come in.
1200 - started motor and pulled up anchor
1217 - Entered Searcy Creek.
1221 - passed SM 335
1255 - diesel tank reading 5 1/4 inches from top.
1300 - passed SM 330
1315 - passed into Central Time Zone. Log times will now shift from EDT to CDT
1235 - pulled over so that "Jeanie C" could pass.
1430 passed SM 315
This area bears a very close resemblence to the ICW in the wilderness of North Carolina - around mile marker 100 or so. It consists of a canal dug through woods that then opens out into a small bay with swamps and fingers of water extending into woods.
1503 - noted that there are ants on the boat. These apparently were workers who walked the line in Appalachicola. As the queen was still there these workers would live for a few days, then die, and the ant problem would go away.
1520 - passed SM 310
1606 - passed SM 305
1655 - passed SM 300
1740 - dropped anchor in East Bay at N 30 deg 7.3' W 085 deg 32.4' and secured motor.
I took a bit of time to relax and make phone calls as I was back in a GSM service area.Prev Home Next