Day 6.  Palatka

  We were a bit slower off the mark today that yesterday’s daybreak departure from Clearwater. We were still fast asleep when Flint and Leslie phoned us at 9.00am, trying to sleep off the last of the jet lag. We departed beautiful Hontoon Island at 10.30 after fare welling our new friends.

We headed off to Palatka, 63 miles downstream and northwards on the St Johns River. Did a 15 mile open water crossing of Lake George and our first bridge opening request at Buffalo Bluff.

Arrived at Palatka’s free city dock at 5.00 pm, pleased with first days run and getting more used our new vessel. The city dock is just adjacent to the Palatka Bridge and right next to town.

We dined this evening at Angel’s Diner, the oldest diner in Florida and it  is fashioned from old railway carriage.

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1 Response to Day 6.  Palatka

  1. Tony Jones says:

    Wonderful photos (looking forward to many more over the next 6 months) and glad to hear that you are getting the hang of your new vessel. The diner looked terrific – hope the food was good, although as it is the oldest diner in Florida, you would think it would have to be. Take care T & F


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