Wednesday, January 20, 2016

COD Time in Georgia

Dear Readers, it is early in the morning here at Morningstar Marina. We are up and busy getting ready to face the day. It was a challenge getting away from the docks. The lines were stiff. The docks had a bit of a frosty coat. Even LUX had a little layer so that Carol could leave footprints as she walked around trying to remove the lines.

As you can see, it is a clear morning with sun on the way. I took another photo of our 'iceberg' creations here in the marina just to convince you that it is really cold - even here in Georgia. But I know, Dear Readers, that you follow the blog. You know that's just sea foam. Still, it makes for a lovely story, does it not?

In other news - it is National Penguin Awareness Day! Be sure to take some time to toast our tuxedo wearing friends! They would think you very clever if that toast was made with hot chocolate. BTW, a shot of Godiva chocolate (the percent kind) in that hot chocolate would not be a bad addition. To keep your brain going, here are today's trivia questions.

How many species of penguins are there?

How do penguins get rid of the seawater they ingest while hunting for fish?

Do penguins have ears?

Answers will be in the next blog!

Currently, it is 32 degrees. The high today is supposed to be 55. We left early to get around the famous Jekyll Island. Usually, it is famous for once having been the playground of the rich and famous in the winter. There is an incredible hotel there- a remnant of its past. But, for boaters, it is famous for the shoals that occur in the passage. At low tide, it can be less than 4 feet. Even LUX finds it hard to negotiate in waters that shallow. So, we plan to be there as close to high tide as we can get. Unfortunately, high tide today is either 5:37 AM or 5:59 PM. There's still not much light at those times of the day. So, we will get there as fast as we can to avoid low tide- which is around noon.

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