Conch House Marina, St. Augustine, Florida MM776.8
The wind was blowing rather hard and I felt we should not go but the captain made the decision and we were off about 9:30AM. Once we managed to get out of the slip, and narrow channel, aound the red #60 we were on our way,the wind didn't seam so bad once we were out there. We were in a very wide open space and the indications from the guide books, said we had plenty of water WELL, we went hard aground (the good news we had a rising tide) about and hour and half later the wind turned the bow around and we managed to get her off but it ruined our schedule, we had to cut 10 miles off our destination. We found an anchorage at the Atlantic Beach bridge but it was very exposed, plenty of water, almost too much. The Current was running very fast thru the bridge we decided to go back thru the bridge to the marina, found a slip no amenities but we could walk around to get some exercise. Had dinner Shrimp, rice and Green beans, my Kiss method.( I love shrimp, have scrimped my way across Florida. Nice quiet night, even with the high bridge close by.