I’ll start out with some pictures of us passing under the Lanier bridge on our approach to Brunswick.

Approaching the Lanier bridge
Lanier bridge

We’re staying at the Brunswick Landing marina until tropical storm Ida passes through.  The weather was so beautiful, we didn’t expect to encounter a late season hurricane.  In fact, we got a rider from our insurance company so we could continue past Savannah before Nov 15th.  So here we were, sitting in Brunswick Georgia with no insurance–great!  Luckily, the remnants of the storm passed over today and all predictions of high winds didn’t come through.

The marina is very nice and so is the town.  It’s a huge marina with sturdy floating docks, clean showers and free (can you say FREE) laundry.  We’re tied up at the 1st dock which is mainly for transients and can fuel up from our slip.  On Sunday, we hung around the docks, did boat chores and laundry.  Yesterday (Monday), we went out for breakfast and walked around town.  It’s basically 2 main roads with businesses and restaurants.  We found the library and hardware store.  There’s a really nice bookstore called Hattie’s where we were greeted by Mr. Wiggles, the resident schnauzer.  We also bought 2 lbs. of shrimp (for $8) from one of the the shrimp boats tied up alongside the nearby dock.  We had dinner last night at Arte Pizza–a woodfire grill restaurant where we chatted with a couple from a sport fisher that fueled up earlier.   They kept their boat in Ocean City MD, hon!

Mr Wiggles
Shrimp boat dawg

Last night we were glued to the weather channel watching the approach of hurricane Ida.  I’m so glad that it turned out to be a non-event for us.  We had some bands of rain and wind today but nothing too bad.  I’m also glad that we came into Brunswick instead of Jekyll Island as the docks are very secure here, it’s protected from wind and current and we can walk to restaurants and stores close by.

Shrimp boats

We visited the farmer’s market this morning and bought fresh vegetables.  I looked online for recipe ideas and made shrimp and okra tonight (first time cooking okra for me!)   We took Bailey for a long walk to the boater’s lounge at the other end of the marina to check out the book exchange.  Many marinas have book exchanges where you can leave and take books.   Every once in a while, I find something I want to read (but not today.)  

 Tomorrow we might walk to the grocery store.  We’ll check the weather to see when we can leave.  Our next stop is Cumberland Island and hope to anchor out for a few days under calm conditions.