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We spent our Thanksgiving this year in Jekyll Island, GA, in the company of our fellow cruisers. Actually spent the after noon getting some exercise riding the bike around the island. This island was the winter home to several of the rich and famous around the turn of the century. The evidence of their existence is still preserved today. Most of their elegant homes dating back to the late 1800 early 1900 period are preserved as museums today. Unlike Cumberland Sound, the next Island south, where only foundations remain of a lot of the homes.
Once again we find ourselves laying over an extra day to let this latest weather system pass. I think this time I will dig out the long johns as the temps are suppose to be in the 30's in the morning. We hope to leave tomorrow and make the trip down the St. Johns River into Jacksonville Sunday. We have a reservation at Whitley's marina which is about a mile from my brothers house.
I had an interesting and enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner in town with some old and new friends. One couple Hans and Virgine are from Copenhagen, Denmark. Virgine's (French version of Virginia) English with her French accent was most refreshing to listen to. Especially when we were discussing pumpkin pie and she politely asked, "what is that, thes pump-keen." Hans and Virgine are seated across the table from me. The couple to my right is John and Grace the Canadian couple that I have met up with several times since Beaufort. Hank, seated two to my left, and I shared an anchorage in Annapolis. Never envisioned running into him again here. He is also single handling.
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"Goin where the weather suits my clothes"
Capt Jon & Ruby