Sail off anchor at 7:10 wearing the dry suit and with two reefs tucked in the main. A cold front, really a "cool" front came through in the early morning hours with cool and gusty winds. Calmer by morning but still a few gusts tucked in the wind. Making 2.8 and slip on to the Front River. Jibe 7:40 off Shellbluff Creek.
Lighter winds at 7:50, shake out the reefs. Full sail and watch the gps go from 3.0 to 3.4 to 4.0. 8:10 the wind is cold and layer on a sweater under the dry suit.
8:25 turn south to Doboy Sound, on the Sound at 8:40. 9:00 making 3.0 with Sapelo Lighthouse to the southeast. Skies clearing, getting warmer and slip off the dry suit behind Commodore Island. 9:40 red "182" shows the tide is with us.
Seeing some markers to the west I turn that way soon realizing I have left the ICW. Turn back to the main channel. 10:00 back on the ICW. No wind and motoring with a helping current.
10:55 motor sailing on Altamaha Sound. Wind comes and goes, sailing, motor sailing, under power, sailing again. Water glassy calm on Buttermilk Sound, slip in to Fridaycap Creek 12:30 to anchor and relax. Set the boom tent up to get out of the sun, take a brief nap.
Wind returns 1:30, quickly break down tent and raise full sail. Making a lazy 2.2 in a west wind as we leave Buttermilk Sound and move on to the Mackay River. Anchor down 3:15 in a protected anchorage called Wally's Leg. A large ketch out of Philadelphia anchored nearby.
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