Monday, April 3, 2017

Hello Georgia!

Sunset 4/1/2017, Darien GA

Yes, it’s been a few days since our last update and that can only indicate that we are having a super, time in southeastern Georgia!  WOW!!!  While we enjoyed our time in FL (mid-November thru mid January THEN mid February thru March) it feels great to be traveling north and seeing new geography.

You can't see the wind - but you can see how unprotected we were from the gusts!
When we left Fernandina FL on April 1 with Tranquility III (Mike & Karen) we didn’t have a specific destination in mind.  We passed Jekyl Island then St. Simons Island, the weather was sunny but very windy and the current was flowing in the opposite direction of the wind.  So while we weren't in dangerous conditions it wasn’t a day to encourage “stop-drop-the-dinghy-visit-move-on” mentality.  However as the day wore on, Captain Charlie started doing a little research for overnight anchorage.

A walk through real American History
He struck GOLD when Darien GA (McIntosh County) appeared on his navigation app!!  Seven miles off the ICW, The Lower Place and Tranquility III are tied to a FREE dock in the most unique, historic, friendly town we’ve experienced thus far! We were greeted at the dock by Danny, owner of Turnip Greens and the volunteer dock master - a fabulous first impression!! I knew we were in the right place when Danny shared that Hallmark Movies just finished filming Christmas on the Coast RIGHT HERE IN DARIEN!!!  It's due to air in November exciting!!

GREAT market of local produce EXCEPT he ONLY sells MS sweet potatoes - a good sign!
This is the 2nd oldest city in America (St. Augustine is the first) and McIntosh County is the only county in GA without a traffic light!!

Sunday morning Charlie & I along with Mike & Karen attended First United Methodist Church and again encountered the warmest welcome…and what a busy/involved/community minded congregation!  The kindness continued after the service when Don & Betty and their friend Pat offered to share lunch with us at Mudcat Charlie’s…including transportation!!  What a delight and good food, too!  They were such a blessing to us and we feel so blessed to have met them!

Sunday afternoon brought a foot tour of the town to include Fort King George – again, walking on the soil of real American History can bring a unique perspective and sense of humility to anyone.  I strongly suggest if you are able make Darien GA a destination road trip in the fall or spring (the summer months are very humid).  You won’t be disappointed and you just might learn a little something new!

Historic Churches everywhere & still in service!
This week shrimp boats will be coming in for the Blessing of the Fleet to take place on Sunday.  Therefore, we will have to depart Tuesday morning to make room.  We are so very blessed to be able to stay an extra day (Monday) since the weather is quite windy & overcast.  The travel forecast is much more favorable Tuesday!

On display in the Turnip Greens - love it!!
We are closely watching the weather conditions back home as well.  You are all in our prayers!

God Bless!

Lovely streets and sites all over town - plan your trip today!


  1. Wonderful to meet you and share a
    Sunday lunch. Safe and adventurous travels ahead for you. Most of all, enjoy the ride!

  2. Hi Pat - thank you again for your hospitality. We hope you enjoy the blog and follow along. Good luck with the weekend events, sorry we will miss it!