Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Our good friends, Uli and Lita, recently stopped in Brunswick, Ga to visit with us. They are heading back north after spending the summer in the Keys. They are on a 41ft Hunter sail boat with a 5'8" draft. They had a funny story to share: They were traveling in Hawk Channel in they Keys on the way to Marathon. They ran aground with the tide going out. Realizing that they would not be able to get out by themselves they called Tow Boat U.S. for help. In their call to Tow Boat they were asked what kind of boat they were on. They explained: we are a Hunter 41 foot sail boat (insert Danish accent here). The dispatcher said someone would be there shortly. Soon after that several emergency vehicles with blue lights flashing showed up on the nearby bridge. FWC, Coast Guard, and Tow Boat U.S. showed up. The Tow Boat went around them several times, then got close and asked if they were the boat that called, they stated yes, we are. The guy shook his head and stated that "everyone is here because they had never had a one hundred and forty foot boat grounded here before and we need to call and cancel the larger tow boat that was on its way! They say they will never describe their boat as a "Hunter" again!
Dealing with tides! The difference in the amount of tide from one place to another is amazing. In Titusville the tide change is less than 2 inches. In Fort Pierce the tide change is about 2 feet. The tide change here in Brunswick yesterday was almost 10ft. The docks here are floating, meaning they go up and down with the tide, look at the difference between the 2 pictures. The top picture is low tide yesterday at 2pm
This is the high tide last night at 8pm.
Monday, May 16, 2011
We have done a lot of walking since we arrived here. Yesterday we walked almost 6 miles with perfect weather to encourage us! We have discovered a great area to walk here in Brunswick. Union Street is a residential divided street that has nice shady sidewalks. The houses are beautiful with all kinds of designs and specialty wood work. Most houses are wood, a few brick thrown in and sometimes a newer CB home. Most are really well cared for with wide shady porches and well kept yards.
Here are a few samples of wood decorative trim: