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Northern Florida 3 Towards Brunswick (miles 8685)

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I am glad I stopped swimming around the boat when I got to Florida... He is about 4 feet long, I do not know how long his teeth are and have no wish to measure them. We meet this fellow near Brunswick. In terms of underwater life I see Dolphins most days, saw one Manatee (I think) and only one alligator. But the water is muddy...

Leaving St Augustine I am reminded that this part of America  has quite shallow seas, the inlets need dredged and are still a difficult entry for small boats in any sort of bad weather, we leave in perfect conditions, but there are three or four boats engaged in dredging - and have floating pipes and a plethora of buoys blocking the inlet. However a radio call to the tug elicits instructions of how to weave pass them - I picture a tug boat skipper with a large wad of chewing tobacco in his mouth when he speaks on the radio and have difficulty making out the instructions - given in American English which is not my first language, John is able to translate how…