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Re: Headed North...

Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post

To top things off, the marina, which normally carries both gas and diesel fuel, doesn't have any gas and won't for at least another two weeks. The next closest place to purchase gasoline is 50 miles farther up the ICW.
Gary, you might consider moving on a few miles east to Dowry Creek Marina... Sadly, River Forest is really on it's last legs, pitiful end to a Waterway institution, to what used to be one of the most popular stops on the Ditch a couple of decades ago...

Dowry Creek MARINA :: Welcome

You'll be able to get fuel there... It's out of town, but they'll lend you a courtesy car if you need to run errands, go shopping, whatever...

Very friendly folks there, nice little spot, and you'll be very well protected from the NW... If you happen to get stuck there till Wednesday, they'll have a potluck get together of the small community of liveaboards there, and you'll be included... I had a delightful evening one Wednesday last December, one of those typical serendipitous surprises that travel on the ICW routinely serves up...

Good luck, enjoy that greenhouse... (grin)
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