Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 8 & 9, 2017 Brunswick Landing Marina

We had thought about anchoring in St Mary’s, GA for a couple weeks.  Dave had moved his VA clinic from St Augustine to St Mary’s, GA.  He has appointments July 17 and 24.  We changed our minds and decided to head to Brunswick Landing Marina in Brunswick, GA.  We will have to rent a car to go to the appointments no matter where we are.

As Dave was raising our anchor this morning, he found clams on anchor chain.  That was something new.  We motored through the ICW to Brunswick, which took about 6 hours to go 35 nm. 
the Sidney Lanier Bridge outside of Brunswick
Once we were settled in our slip, we went to the Yacht Club to check out any friends or changes.  We saw a few people we knew and looked over a few changes.  But basically the same.  They have free laundry here, free beer on tap, free wine MWF for happy hour, and better wifi than 2 years ago.  It felt good to be back.
Syliva from St Paul, MN and me at Happy Hour

We walked downtown for an early dinner at Fox’s Pizza, a local favorite.  Now we’ll settle in for medical appointments and preparing the boat to leave for 3 weeks.  We can also start ordering parts, etc, since we have a mailing address.  That’s something else land dwellers take for granted.

SundaySince my back was still bothering me, I debated about going to church this morning.  It would be too far for me to walk in this shape.  And I didn’t think I could ride a bicycle.  I decided to take a taxi to church and find a ride home.  If my friend, Rosemary, was cantering, as usual, she would give me a ride home.  Plus I figured I could stand out in front of the church with my thumb out.  Surely some good Christian would offer me a ride. 

We sang a song that I wasn’t familiar with, but the words really spoke to me.

Lord You Have Come (Pescador De Hombres)
Lord you have come to the seashore, neither searching for the rich nor the wise,
desiring only that I should follow.
Oh Lord, with your eyes set upon me, gently smiling, you have spoken my name;
All I longed for I have found by the water, at your side, I will seek other shores.

I did find Rosemary after mass.  She was meeting a few people at at IHOP for lunch and invited me to join them.  There were about 6 of us.  And I had met most of them 2 years ago.  It was nice to see all of them again and get reacquainted.  It makes me feel more a part of this community to meet the local people.

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