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

May 5, 2014

May 4 - Julington Creek, FL

Julington Creek - Anchorage

We woke to a perfect day...comfortable temperatures all day and clear blue sky, so different from yesterday. We enjoyed our morning watching people in the park and on the dock in Green Cove Spring. Everyone seemed to be grateful for such an amazing Sunday. Our destination today was Julington Creek, we'd been told about a wonderful fish camp (restaurant) we had to try, called Clark's. Julington Creek is surrounded by beautiful homes with well kept yards and a few marinas. The entry to the creek looks more like a small lake and only narrows into a creek a miles or two up river. We anchored just inside the creek since a 15' bridge would keep us from getting to the fish camp on The Pearl. We had to take the dinghy past the marinas and the bridge to Clark's.

Clark's Fish Camp has been a local's favorite for decades. Originally it was a bait and tackle shop, they expanded to a seafood restaurant about 30 years ago. They have a large, unique menu offering seafood, steak and exotic meats. They maintain a fish camp atmosphere with simple, rustic surroundings. Besides the wonderful food the restaurant draws people in because they house the largest private collection of taxidermy in North America. Every corner of the restaurant is full of animals…everything you can think of is here.

We had a late, and too large, lunch of wonderful shrimp and trout. The servings were so large that we each had enough left over for dinner tonight. We had fun looking at all the animals and the live alligator they have...our grand daughter would love this place. The rest of the day was spent enjoying the beautiful day on the boat and watching the weekend traffic on the river. 

Sunny views of Green Cove Springs
Clark's Fish Camp 
Just a few of the animals we saw at Clark's 

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