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

June 1, 2011

May 31 - Jacksonville, FL

Day 86 - Travel Day
Metropolitan Park Marina

The tide is beginning to play an important role on when we arrive and depart because it produces a very strong current. We left at slack tide this morning, which made getting out of our slip and marina much easier. As we moved up the ICW we traveled with the tide which gave us a boost in speed. We lost the extra time we had made when we turned in to the St. Johns River, because the tide was moving out. It slowed us down considerably. We will be sure to travel with the tide when we leave.

We are at Jacksonville's Metropolitan Park Marina. It's a nice facility, but from what we have read, it is empty most of the time. It's a free dock; you only have to pay $8.56 a day for electricity. It's in a pretty park and right across the street from the Jacksonville Jaguar football stadium. I guess the marina is problem full on game weekends. We rode our bikes to Winn Dixie to pick up a few things we weren't able to get at Stewart's Market, had dinner on the boat and then took a walk through the park.

St. Augustine as we left this morning
 Scenery as we traveled today
 Some of the ships we ran into on the St. Johns River going into Jacksonville
 Metropolitan Park
 A little lonely in the marina...but a pretty view


  1. I wish I would have watched a little closer. Would have loved to have met you both when you were in Jacksonville. Awesome blog, great pictures as well. Safe travels.

  2. Thanks for the complaments, John. We're having agreat adventure.