I figured poor GB could use a break after doing a very intensive 11 days of boat work on the hard in Green Cove Springs, Florida, during early January 2013. (That's him on the ground in pic on the right, painting the last of the bottom paint on the underside of the keel just before we splashed.) Instead of my preferred strategy of sailing offshore for a night or two, I planned a slow, 10-day trip northbound up the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), going only about 10 miles/day so that we both had plenty of time to recover and enjoy the marshland scenery of northern Florida/southern Georgia. Due to the extensive marshes in this area, it is less developed and has much less boat traffic than southern and central Florida. It certainly has its share of McMansions anywhere the ground is solid enough to build a foundation, but you also see stretches of wooded hammocks which support birds like heron, egrets, osprey and even the occasional bald eagle. Which is nice.