Out at 8am with our next destination, St Augustine Municipal Marina, 50+ miles North up the Halifax & Matanzas Rivers. The view has changed once again. Although the river runs parallel to the beach (about ¼ mile to the east most of the way), there is a lot of marsh land now (like we associate with the GA coast). Got an e-mail from Ellen off “Our Turn”. She is the Looper who taught me how to shuck oysters in Carrabelle, FL. Her home is on the ICW in Flagler Beach and she was sitting on her back deck when we passed this morning. The boating community is small. Arrived safely in St Augustine around 2pm and took the “Rigley’s City Tour”. Spent a lot of time at the “Fountain of Youth” but sad to report…….it’s a hoax. However, other visitors to that infamous spot gave me recommendations on some very good plastic surgeons. LOL!!!! Enjoyed the tour and have a good idea of the places we will be going back to tomorrow, our day off to play. Told Brad to sleep in tomorrow, we have two early days following. A Notice to Mariners informed us of the work being done on the “Bridge of Lions” just North of the marina. It is closed from 7am-7pm this week. We will have to pass through it before 7 am on Friday or go through one of the less attractive (that means lower airdraft) side arches.
We need to get to Jacksonville on time so we can pick up the rental car and pack it for the home trip. I’m so excited to be going to see all my babies.