Heading North

We are northbound, the most recent stop at Brunswick Landing Marina, where we will catch up on laundry, do oil changes on everything, and catch our breath before we push toward the Chesapeake. Our last stop in Florida was at Fernandina Beach, where we refueled. Our published tank capacity of 975 gallons is now confirmed to be incorrect, our port tank was empty- as in dry- and it took 427 gallons, and the starboard tank took another 407 gallons, so our capacity appears to be closer to 850 gallons. There may be room for another 25 gallons or so, but not worth the mess in having fuel puke out the vents! Still, fueling is one of the more painful aspects of cruising! A necessary evil. Our run on those empty tanks was in “the ditch”, all carefully calculated to put us at the fuel dock with probably 25 gallons to spare- a day’s worth of cruising fuel!
The run from Fernandina to Brunswick was outside, a short run of only 42 miles on very smooth seas and light winds. A day or two in Brunswick, and we’ll be pushing north, likely at sea to get past the skinniest water and problem areas on the ICW, all contingent on the weather.

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