Friday, December 2, 2011

more St. Augustine, Fl

Spanish fort, Castillo de San Marcos, a National Park
We spent 3 days in St. Augustine, Fl and really like this town. We could see spending a longer period here next visit and even leaving our boat here as many cruisers do. We enjoyed walking around the fort, strolling across the Bridge of Lions, and exploring the historic streets. Radeen couldn't resist touring the former Ponce de Leon Hotel again, with Tiffany glass window, amazing tile work and detailed murals. The students of Flagler College eat in the grand dining room, which is beautifully maintained. There are many opportunities for dining within blocks of the marina. Columbia is a lovely Cuban restaurant, owned by the same family for 6 generations.

The mooring field is very nice, except at slack tides when the mooring ball bashes into your bow like a big bass drum and wakes you at night. We tried several processes to shorten the scope but the mooring pennants are too large to come over your bow roller and the pennant is long enough, 9 feet to still allow the ball to hit the bow. There was no way to prevent this that we could work out. Next stop....DAYTONA, FL...
IP37 Still Crazy under palms off the fort, St. Augustine, Fl

The newly restored Bridge of Lions, a great bridge to walk across
Great Blue Heron guards the St, Augustine mooring field
New IP arrives from Denmark!

GOOGLE MAP of this location

1 comment:

Bob and Lesley said...

We use an old life jacket and let the mooring ball wear it. This has worked well for us over the past 11 - 12 years. No bump in the night.