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Date: 2 September 2013. Silence 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.

Truly exquisite.

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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