Reigns (Saul Creek)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a
place where the only sounds you hear are ones you make? Well, one such
place is at the fork of a river off the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
When heading east which is sort of south as you follow the coast from the
western panhandle of Florida you will come to a favorite spot of mine.
Let me show you on my chart:
GPS coordinates at anchor down: N 29 47.427 W85 02.947
I pulled off the Jackson River and traveled
a bit up Saul Creek. At a bend in the river there was a shallow platform
of perhaps 10' of water to the port side where the river forks.
Skipper and I enjoyed the view.
The water was fresh and flowed quickly. Because of the
current the boat basically sat in one position facing up river. That means
I was not up and down changing the sun shades every few minutes. There are
days when the wind shifts frequently. I have to re-set the fabric which
shades the inside of Seaweed. Then current picks up, move
fabric covers, wind blows hard, change everything again. I know:
it is a rough life I lead but gosh, somehow, I manage.
At night the Milky Way was on full display -- there were
absolutely no lights anyplace (except my anchor light) and in the still
waters I loved looking at reflections of the Big Dipper and a full moon.
This is the way I came from... around that bend and
straight ahead, is the river back to civilization. Truly I did not want to
leave however the food stores were getting low, so...
Next stop: Apalachicola, FL.
I'd love to hear from you, with specifics on your tranquil
oasis of silence.
And when were you there last?
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