As we passed by the Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay, Ga., this morning, we wondered if the submarines based there are out on patrol, carrying nuclear weapons capable of reaching Russia. What a sobering thought on a sunny day while cruising through salt marshes at 8mph! World events may recede from frontal view while cruising, but they don’t disappear. Ukraine comes to mind in between pelicans and channel markers.
We pulled anchor at 0700 – actually, two anchors, for extra security in tidal waters — for the 37-mile trek to Brunswick, getting an early start to avoid afternoon winds. It was a beautiful cruise through salt marshes, and very relaxing, except for crossing St. Andrews Sound. Rock-and-roll! If it went on much longer, we would have needed dramamine.
Many Moons has traveled about 3,600 miles in seven months, more than half the distance of The Great Loop. Today represents day #219 since leaving Keweenaw Bay in Lake Superior on July 30. It also represents my first luxurious shower in a marina in 7 days. Ah, the simple pleasures! So special when you have to wait for them. (Even more special considering it cost $90. Ok, the shower was free, but the slip did cost that. 😉 )
By the way, Kings Bay is home to our Ohio-class submarines that are not only nuclear-powered but also nuclear-capable … i.e., able to send an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) to another continent. Your tax dollars at work!
Russia has had the same capability since 2013. Think about that. But not too much…