Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunsets and Kingfishers

Another great sunset in St. Marys. We've had truly amazing sunrises and sunsets almost every day here!

This little Kingfisher is continually flying around the marina. Paula named it Eddie (for Eddie Fisher). Then one day she got a closer look and noticed the red band around the chest. So Eddie became Edwina!

Edwina stretching her wings.

Our time here is getting short. We will be leaving in the next few days, but we will definitely be back!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010, St Marys, Ga (by Jim)

This is a panning video of the anchorage in St Marys on Thanksgiving morning. We had a very heavy fog that had mostly cleared when this was taken. The day turned into a beautiful, sunny, 78 degree day. Cruisers are invited to St Marys for a Thanksgiving feast put on by volunteers at the local hotel. This is the 10th year of the tradition. 10 to 15 boats a day have been coming in all week. More have arrived since I took the video. The final count was 102 boats and over 300 people. If you figure that each boat brought a side dish and the town residents brought 15-20 hams and turkeys, you can imagine how much food we had! It gives new meaning to stuffing the turkey!!

Watch this cool video of one of the sailors playing the saxophone this evening for the people in the anchorage.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Otter Family (by Paula)

There is a family of river otters living here at Lang's Marina in St. Marys, GA.  We've been enjoying watching them fishing, diving for oysters, and endlessly playing.  Here's a short clip of three of them goofing around on the "playground"