Sunday, June 29, 2014

Saint Augustine. Part Deaux

Back where we started. When we began our cruising life it was in the city of Conquistadors, Pirates and wacky tourists. St Augustine Florida is a great little town and we are happy to have spent some time there. Well, now we are back. Actually we are much further north but I'm playing catch up with the blog.

We are on a mooring and contemplating our journey north to the Chesapeake. Not too many of us left hanging around. The only folks running around are the tourists. I had one guy take a photo of me at the city marina filling a water jug. Really dude? Imagine the slideshow back home. "This is a poor American fellow stealing water from a hose to live another day. Look, he has no shoes."

When the tour boat comes past the moorings it's tempting to drop trou or do a naked yoga pose on deck just to hear the screaming. My fear is that they would all run to the other side of the boat and capsize it.

Walking around town is a trip. So many nationalities and different outfits. You can always spot the Europeans as they do not wear baseball caps and sneakers. My favorite is watching tourists try to get our lingo. They understand English but sometimes it's difficult. Our waiter told a table of Italians "Two for one brewskis include Sweetwater 420's from 4 to 7." They all just stared at him not saying a word. "Buy one beer, and you get one free" Free! They all smiled.

Related to cruising, my one problem with St. Augustine is the lack of a grocery store nearby. You have to take the bus to get to a store and it's not on a quick route. If you miss the bus you may have to wait hours for the next one to come along. A small Spanish themed Publix or Food Lion in an old building would be cool or at least a public market in one of the squares on a weekend. Something for the boaters please. Look at all the beer and rum we buy in town!

Being in the harbor allows us to explore the city a bit better then when we were at Camachee Cove. If you get off St George street and into some of the neighborhoods you can see some beautiful homes. There are also some fantastic restaurants here, even for vegetarians. Not that we can afford to eat out much. We tend to go out for lunch when it's cheaper and closer to happy hour :)

So with a better appreciation for the nations oldest city we bid it farewell. I'm sure we will be back in the fall/winter months. It's a good place for some nights out on the town and to have a few laughs with friends. We have met some very nice people in St Aug and we plan on seeing them again.

We had our share of storms in Florida

If you are going to steal a sailboat, you should know how to sail.
Yes, someone tried to swipe this boat and crashed it into the bridge.

This guy is having fun. Different.

One of the tour boats. This time there was a wedding.
"Don't do it!!" Kidding. I'm sure they will live happily ever after.

Silly me trying to be artistic. 

Caught Eric Clapton taking a photo. No, it's me.

I want to have sangria at this table

Ball in the wall!

Someone's happy. Wonder why?

I could live there...if I had money

My fav short cut. Not sure they like me running back and forth.



The horse and carriage will not stop for you.
Unless you want an ear nibbled you best get out
of the way.

This tree was awesome. I want to climb it.

Beet soup. Yum

Not sure why I took this

Bet the aft cabin is nice.

I have a lot of typing to do when I get WiFi, which is not very often. I can't see spending too many hours typing and not experiencing, so the posts are getting a tad spaced out. Our facebook page has everyday stuff. Check it out. Promise to do better with updates.



  1. Hi:
    Who is the last picture? Now that is an inquisitive look. Any chance you will be in Annapolis during the boat show in Oct? We are headed up for a buying trip now that we have something to buy for. Who do I look up for FB?
    Pat and Joan

    1. Pat, Joan, we are skipping the boat show this year. We have another grandson arriving in Sept. so we plan on being further south by then. Would be cool to meet you guys and watch you shop for a boat. We bought ours from the Middleton Tavern. Not recommended.

      On FB look for S/V Kelly Nicole. I think the link I have in the right column works, but maybe not. Try it for me will ya?

      The little cow poke is our grandson Mason :)