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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fernandina Beach to Jacksonville Florida

With great reluctance bid farewell to Eileen and Larry 14 December and motored mainly against the ebb all day to Jacksonville arriving just before sundown at the anchorage at the south side of Exchange Island close to the city centre.
Passed flocks of white Pelicans on the side of the waterway, dolphins and large white bodied birds with black wings which we think were White Storks.

Passed several signs alerting one to the presence of Manetees
The St John's River seems to have an abnormally long and very strong ebb (over 2 knots). Although the flood was supposed to have started at the river mouth at 15.26 hrs, the ebb was still strong when we arrived at Jacksonville at 17.00 hrs.

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