|Our buddy boat, IP460 Cutter Loose and the Bridge of Lions|
When in really great towns, like St. Augustine, Fl, we tend to stay for a few days and enjoy the sites, pubs, museums, shopping and yacht services. This is our third visit by boat to St. Augustine and now they have 140 mooring balls for rent at $20.00/night. That is not bad as it cost $10.00/day to dock your dinghy if you are anchored out. The marina includes a very nice bathhouse, laundry, ship's store and a pumpout boat. Daily adventures are walking the town which is well lit with white Christmas tree lights in all the trees, touring the winery, exploring the fort, Castillo de San Marcos and the Tiffany glass at Flagler College, the former Ponce de Leon Hotel. This luxury hotel built as a stop on Henry Flagler's railroad, led St. Augustine to become the "Newport of the South." What great history - we really enjoy this town.
|Snowy egret greets us on the dinghy docks, St. Augustine, Fl|
|The Ponce de Leon Hotel, built by Henry Flagler, now Flagler College|
|Historic streets in the oldest city in America, beautiful|
|Radeen reads about the oldest original house in St. Augustine|
|Typical vista down a street with fort Castillo de San Marco in the background|