APRIL 13 – 14, 2017

NUMBER OF MILES TRAVELED AT THE END OF MARCH        5,368.5

We departed St. Augustine finally and after one night on the hook, we arrived at Amelia Island Yacht Basin for a couple of nights dockage.   Hank was happy to catch up with an old fraternity brother of his , Reg Wilbanks.   Reg, his wife Melissa, Hank and I then went to Old Fernandina  for dinner.  The “brothers” had a fun time catching up on their lives and reliving those free and easy years at the frat house!    Amazing that they made it into these current maturing years of life!!!

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HANK, MELISSA AND REG WILBANKS — AMELIA ISLAND, FL.

Recently selling his business to one of his son’s, Reggie has such wonderful stories to share regarding his bee business, especially the marketing of the Queen Bees.  Reg was 4th generation to operate the bee business.   His former work travels took him  straight out of Southern Georgia to all points of the Globe!!  With the World concerns about the decreasing bee populations, his life’s work has been a major contribution to mankind.   THANK YOU REG WILBANKS.

Departing late Easter morning, 4/16/17 – we cruised a whole 10 miles to arrive at Cumberland Island, Georgia and the Greyfield Inn.   Altho’ not planned, as we were going up the Cumberland River to the Greyfield dock, their ferry boat, the Lucy R. Ferguson, was also headed that way out of Fernandina.   So we let them get ahead of us, and then followed in their wake to the dock.  Perfect timing.  After a brief house orientation, we got Salt Lick secured, luggage off loaded , etc. and headed to the Inn for our lunch and room assignment.   In order to not make this blog so long……I am going to sign off and dedicate the next blog to our Cumberland Island stay.

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