Thursday, December 23, 2004
MALKINTOOH CREEK, OFF THE BRICKHILL RIVER, GA
23 December, 2004. Arrived here 10:30 am. The radio has been telling us for 2 days that northern white whales are currently in the critical habitat areas of southern Georgia and northern Florida. We are supposed to keep a sharp lookout for them and report any sightings.They are a critically endangered species and can become aggressive so we're not supposed to approach within 500 yards of them. The other day, they were telling us to watch for a whale that was entangled in a fishing net. We'll certainly keep an eye out for them. Anyway, we keep seeing more dolphins every day and oftentimes, they are right up on the shore splashing around. We're still not sure why. We anchored in Malkintooh Creek at about 10:30 am, waited out the 30-40 mph wind gusts and then continued our journey at about 1 pm. On the way to our next anchorage, I was preoccupied with the map and came within about a foot of colliding with a channel marker attached to a telephone pole sized pylon.