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

April 9, 2014

April 8 - Jacksonville, FL

Ortega Yacht Club Marina

"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." —Laura Ingalls Wilder

We woke to a cloudy wet morning…thunderstorms pushed through last night ahead of a front moving this way. We are waiting on a new fuel pump for our dinghy’s outboard, hopefully it will be here on Wednesday and we can be on our way up the St. John’s River soon.

Since it was going to be a wet day, we decide to have lunch out and take in a movie. We had lunch at Pele’s Wood Fire a great little spot on Park Street with a wood fired oven. We took in a movie at Sun Ray Cinema in the Five Point neighborhood. Five Point is a historic area of Jacksonville built in the 1920’s as a commercial district catering to the rapidly growing residential areas surrounding it. Today it’s full of funky colorful little restaurants and shops. The Sun Ray Cinema began as The Riverside Theater in 1927 and was the first theater in Florida equipped to show talking pictures. The theater has been used as some form of entertainment since it was opened over 80 years ago. It shows a lot of Indy type movies and is an experience in itself. We saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. By the time we came out of the movie the sun was out and we enjoyed a beautiful evening on the boat.

Pele's
The intersection at Five Points...five streets do actually intersect here.
Sun-Ray Cinema 
The entry to the Sun-Ray Cinema

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