December 7th and 8th, 2013
We already told ya what our day was like getting here, here’s a few pics of things we did while visiting St. Augustine! Enjoy!
One of the first signs we saw as we stepped foot on land, A1A! Had Vanilla Ice stuck in our heads all weekend long!
Visited the Castillo de San Marcos. A very cool (and tough) fort that we saw as we were sailing into St. Augustine.
Here’s us at the fort. You gotta love the photo skills of a passing stranger! I guess she wanted to be in the pic too!
Lots of re-enacting all over town. These dudes were dressed as Englishmen about to fire a cannon. Fun fact: they pack the black powder down with white bread so after they shoot it, a million birds come to eat the bread. Too funny!
A church near Flagler College. Lots of the buildings were old and beautiful! St. Augustine is the oldest town in America! Take that, Jamestown!
St. Augustine Municipal Marina had the most crowded dinghy dock we’ve seen so far. It was quite an adventure going in and out at night!
We caught a beautiful night time parade celebrating the English acquisition of the Castillo (or something like that!)
Then we hit up JP Henley’s and they had one of JR’s favorite beers on tap, Arragant Bastard, so we got all sauced up :)
…and rode home! I think, I can’t really remember!
The next day was foooooooogy! Here’s Journey on her mooring as we went to town to meet some friends!
We met up with our friends, Dan and Jaye, who we know from Annapolis. They gave us a tour of the town in their pirate attire! How many of you can say you had a pleasurable and personal pirate tour of St. Augustine!?
St. Augustine gets all dolled up for Christmas. Here is Lightner Museum lit up!
Here’s us, downtown, in front of the beautiful Christmas tree!
Our pirate friends again, being peaceful pirates in front of the tree.
St. Augustine was lit up so beautifully, every time you turned around, something else was sparkling!
St. Augustine Municipal Marina’s mooring field gave us a beautiful farewell as we left at sunrise <3
How pretty! I love that the pirates are wearing Shannon Pac’s jesus rope sandals
I thought the same thing :)
Oh how I miss that place! Three months there was too long, yet not long enough, haha. Great shots!!
Oh my gosh! I forgot about your time there! JR and I talked about you guys when we went by the inlet but I forgot that’s where y’all were after for repairs! I must say that you inspired us. We talked a lot about how we would have thrown in the towel for the season if that were us, but y’all kept truckin’ and went so far! I’ve always meant to tell you that you inspired us! Thanks for reading!
Honestly, if it wasn’t for the three months of repairs that kept us there, I probably would have thrown in the towel. The first week or to after the accident I wanted nothing to do with boats or sailing anymore. Sometimes all you need is a little time and perspective. :)
I’m so happy that we inspire you, and if (when) the going gets tough, don’t worry, we’ve all been there at some point. :) Hope we get to meet up along the way and share some sundowners in a tropical location!