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D30: Palm Cove 11/30/2019 Saturday

We had a nice visit in Virginia Beach and spent Thanksgiving with our son Ryan. We also took care of some appointments and other tasks that we needed to do in Virginia Beach. After driving 9 and a half hours back to Jacksonville Beach on Friday, we reloaded the boat, ate some dinner, and flushed the water maker. I was relieved to be up and walking around instead of stuck in a car seat. No need to explain what part of me hurt.

On Saturday, we started planning for our next leg of the trip, did some final provisioning, returned the rental car, and took the boat over to the fuel dock for diesel, gas, and pump out. We also took the opportunity to move to the T-head. In our current slip, we sat hard on the bottom during low tide. The T-head slip was a bit deeper, which would allow us to get an earlier start.

Palm Cove is a nice marina with nice facilities and a great restaurant, but it had two negatives:

1. You had to walk through the small power boat cleaning lot and dry-stack lift zone to get to the office or facilities.

2. The depths in most slips were less than five feet in the slips at low tide. The channel into the marina was probably 6 feet or maybe less at low tide. We arrived at high tide and left about two hours after low tide.

The people at the marina were very nice.

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