We are finding the ICW south of St. Augustine to be very protected and narrow as we run south in a cold NE wind of 15 knots. This being our first time heading south on the ICW, we are amazed at how protected the waterway is. We are also amazed at how narrow it is, with boathouses and docks projecting out into the waterway. You really have to pay attention or you could easily hit a dock or a boat. We had no idea it would look like this.
Here is a little video of what the waterway looks like near the Palm Coast area in a place called creseant beach.