December 1, 2011


It was cold enough this morning for the generator and the little heater. We are anchored in a stretch of Deep Creek with tall trees on either side and it takes awhile for the sun to hit us. With these vinyl curtains it is like a greenhouse once the sun is up and very comfortable…until then it is cold and damp.

Once the engines were checked for oil and water we unhooked our docklines and started down river to the St Johns River. Larry still had to push that button and pull his anchor up. OOPS….he forgot to push it. We wondered why he wasn’t following us. Got a good laugh out of that one.

But you know how that goes….as soon as you laugh at someone else’s mistake…they getcha…

Yup…a little while later they cruised up along side us and mentioned the fact that we still had fenders flying… Larry took this with his phone and emailed it to me.

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Our destination today is Doctor’s Lake. We’re having dinner at Whitey’s Fish Camp. They are on Swimming Pen Creek and we’re looking forward to seeing the Christmas Lights that the little creek is known for.


Jim says I will have to ride with Larry and Diane so we can get some pictures of our boat underway. Until then…here’s Diane at the wheel.


We tied up at Whitey’s….had a good supper….Larry was full of supper!  Diane ordered Calamari and the waitress made a misstep and the whole thing landed in Larry’s lap. She felt terrible..but Larry is a gentleman and just laughed it off…as did the rest of us. He and Diane did their best to make her  feel better about the whole thing…We had another laugh when we heard her telling the rest of the help about it.

We spent the night tied to their dock. No electric but again the price was right…free. Diane let us look through her collection of DVDs. Then we all went back to our boat and watched it on the computer. We put up the inside curtains and it was like being in a tiny theatre. After the movie they headed back to A Dollar More and bed.

There were several Christmas lights along the creek but not as many as we’d expected. Perhaps we were a bit early. Still….it was worth the trip.


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