Day's log for Thursday, August 30th, 2001 - Choctowhatchie Bay, FL
0950 - pulled up anchor, started motor, and got underway.
1010 - passed SM 250
1057 - passed SM 245
1145 - passed SM 240
1223 - passed SM 235
1307 - passed SM 230
1319 - put up main and jib and secured motor
1356 - lowered main and jib and started motor
1411 - passed SM 225
1443 - diesel level 7 inches from the top
1500 - passed SM 220
1505 - passed "Scott Quest" pushing 4 barges of woodchips. I radioed him on ch 13 but got no response so I held to the side of the channel and passed him on the one.
1547 - passed SM 215
I'm now passing a lot of government installations. There is a runway. Planes are coming in low to land.
1640 - passed SM 210
1658 - raised sails and secured motor
This day seemed rather boring
1705 - spotted Winn Dixie grocery store from the water. Lowered sails and started motor. This is the shortest sail on record - and not one I'm real interested in breaking either.
1710 - dropped anchor. I dinghied ashore. Then I pulled the dinghy up on the beach and walked to the store. Naturally my credit card did not work and these people had been told not to punch the numbers in. I pulled out $23 and change.
1810 - Then I returned to the boat and continued on.
1822 - Passed "Jackie Cenac" towboat
1826 - Passed SM 205
1900 - dropped anchor
Here the area consists of a wide channel with a waterway dredged straight down it. A strip of barrier land separates this from the Gulf of Mexico. The water is variable depth so I followed the chart carefully to get close to the barrier strip without getting too close. I was also thinking about folks coming out at night and drag racing their cigarette boats down this. I don't think very many people are that foolish. I enjoyed a good dinner of fried tuna, baked potato, and broccoli.Prev Home Next