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

October 10, 2014

Oct. 9 - St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Municipal Marina

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." –Christopher Columbus

Today was day one of a new adventure. We pulled away from Lamb's Yacht Center this morning after spending almost seven months in Jacksonville. It was a great place for what we needed this summer, but it felt wonderful to finally be on the move. It's about 1700 miles from Jacksonville, FL to Rockport, TX so we have a lot of time to get to know this boat.

We had a great day on the water and we did just fine getting out of the slip by ourselves. I felt like I was on a cruise ship today...this boat is very comfortable and I have so many options on where to sit and things to do. But the best part of the day was having ice cream as an afternoon snack...pretty nice. Texas Pearl is very comfortable but The Pearl has a lot more conveniences that make it easier to cruise on. We chose each boat for a particular purpose and both are perfect for those needs.

We spent the evening enjoying the company of the St. Augustine Cruisers Net. They were having a social at Al's Pizza and we had a chance to meet a lot of nice people. It was a great way to end a nice day on the water.

The second slip from the end is where Peace Full (Texas Pearl) was docked for the past eight years. Time for new adventure and new ports.
Because this boat has a larger refrigerator/freezer than The Pearl we got to enjoy ice cream as an afternoon snack...what a treat.
There's lots of pirates around St. Augustine
The Bridge of Lions near the marina
Social at Al's Pizza (photo by Lisa Wilson Tarlecky)
Our first real view from the aft deck...it's nice to be out from under the the covered slip.

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