"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

May 28, 2011

May 27 - St. Augustine, FL

Day 82 - Oldest Town in America
Anchorage Inn & Marina
                
This area of Florida is known as the Palm Coast...for good reason; there are forests of palm trees everywhere. We continued to see lots of dolphins and even a few manatees today. We've seen more dolphins the past few days than we have in the last two months in the rest of Florida. We are staying at Anchorage Inn & Marina right over the bridge from the historic section of St. Augustine.  We wanted to stay at the municipal marina right in the heart of town, but they were full since it’s a holiday weekend. It's only a five minute walk across the bridge so it isn't bad. The docks are very nice, but I wouldn’t want to stay at the motel. I think this marina is used mostly by locals and they are very nice.

We wondered over and walked through some of the old town area. It looks very quaint, you feel like you're in a city in Europe somewhere. We are going to have fun exploring here. The weather was a little threatening so we stopped for a beer and snack at A1A Ale Works. We also did a wine tasting at Vino Del Grotto Winery; it was fun and interesting they were featuring wines from Bulgaria and Austria this evening. More exploring and pictures tomorrow.

The tide fluctuates about four feet here...so people have long piers. They look a little weird during low tide.
 Our view this weekend...Bridge of Lions
 Oldest Wooden School House in America
 Sunset view of the bridge

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