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

April 5, 2014

April 4 - Jacksonville, FL

Ortega Yacht Club Marina

“If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there”―George Harrison

It looks like we’ll be spending a few more days in Jacksonville…although today was a beautiful spring day, the next several may be stormy. We really have no place we need to be at a given time, so we will just hang around here to the first of the week.

Today we visited with friends we first met in Waterford, NY in 2012. They have a nice place on the St. John’s River a few miles north of Jacksonville. We had great dinner at the Sandollar Restaurant over looking Mayport and the St. John’s River. We enjoyed catching up with Barbara and David, getting to see their place and getting some local knowledge about the river. It sounds like there are a lot of beautiful out of the way places to explore.

Stan finished waxing the haul today.
St. John's River Light built in 1858 and located on the grounds of Naval Station Mayport. Our view with dinner.
Dinner with friends. Susie, David, Barbara and Stan
Looking out towards the end of the St. John's River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The St. Johns River Ferry connects the north and south ends of Florida State Road A1A. It shuttles cars from Fort George Island to Mayport Village.


  1. It is always best when you have no specific schedule. That lets you make the best decision based on the conditions.

    Fair winds!

  2. Sounds like fun! Except for the maintenance part. Biggest reason why Frank doesn't want another boat. When we had his sailboat in Corpus Christi yacht club we were doing more maintenance than sailing. But your blog makes it so tempting....