Saint Augustine

A Dang-Near Perfect Day

So far, most of our days have consisted of waking up early, putting on at least 3 layers of clothes, pulling up the anchor, and motoring down the ICW for, oh…  about 8 hours. By the time we reach our destination for the night, we are beat, make dinner, and crash… early.  The next day, we wake up and do it again!

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to complain.  We are on a boat, without jobs, heading to the Bahamas for a bunch of months after all!  But  this is what a typical day looked like.  Until yesterday :)

A sign in someones "back yard," which also happens to be the ICW.

A sign in someones “back yard,” which also happens to be the ICW.  Seventeen miles to St. Augustine!

Friday night, we chose an anchorage that was about 12 miles short of St. Augustine, setting ourselves up for an easy day on Saturday.  We woke up when we felt like it, ate breakfast with both hands (not underway!), and, at no particular time, upped the anchor and motored for about 2 hours to our destination.  The weather was BEAUTIFUL and the sky was such a bright blue.

The Municipal Marina in St. Augustine has a ton of mooring buoys.  It is a busy place!

The Municipal Marina in St. Augustine has a ton of mooring buoys. It is a busy place!

We arrived at about 1 pm to a bustling mooring field and a big old town to explore.  We shared a beer and a tuna sandwich on the bow of our boat, savoring the weather and the view.  Then went to town to play :)

It was a dang-near perfect kinda’ day.

Finally, soaking up the sun!

Finally, soaking up the sun!