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In June 2012 we started the Great Loop in our Bayliner Explorer. This blog is for family and friends who would like to follow our comings and goings and , for now, our getting ready for the trip. If you read this blog we would love to hear your comment& suggestions.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

St Augustine to Jacksonville Florida

April 17, 2013
We left Fort Matanzas anchorage for St Augustine.
We picked up a mooring at the municipal marina and after taking care of the usual chores (laundry etc.) we headed into town and were soon lured to a pizzeria by the tantalizing smell of pizza. And it was good.
We took a ride on the sightseeing trolley and got to know the area a little.
We spent a lovely evening with MV Maia who are Loopers from Virginia.
Great Cross.
This massive structure, made of stainless steel and rises two hundred and eight feet above the marshes of the Matanzas River, stands as a sentinel over the Mission and a “Beacon of Faith” for all who pass this way.

The Bridge of Lions

Peacock at the Fountain of Youth

The Fort as seen from the water



Two Donovans


Ponce de Leon

A gorgeous street in St Augustine with moss covered trees

Ripley's Believe it or not

David


Lightner Museum

George I can't stands ya...



Drag er off to jail...

Bridge of Lions
April 18, 2013
We spent the whole day sightseeing in St Augustine a town rich with history and culture.
The Castillo De San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortress in north America.
 
April 19, 2013
After a long day we arrived in Jacksonville. We were in for a surprise; a band was playing at the free wall where we were docked and the annual One Spark festival was in full swing. There were lots of people walking the waterfront and it seemed everyone stopped to look at the cats and ask us about our life on the boat.
                                                              Some Jacksonville sights



                                                      Main street bridge at night
Where Norma works , the Baptist Hopsital

Free dock at Jacksonville
April 20, 2013
We were joined by Mike and Norma as we toured the Budweiser Brewery. It is a free tour and afterwards you get to sample some beer. Loved it!! We spent the whole day visiting and Norma surprised me with one of her homemade lemon meringue pies. Am I lucky or what??

Norma and Mike





to be continued..........................................

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