Monthly Archives: August 2016

Day 159.  Lamb’s Yacht Centre, south Jacksonville

We gingerly took Gracie up the Ortega River south of Jacksonville to her home for the next six weeks or so. Lamb’s Yacht Centre is a full service marina that will haul her out next week, paint her bottom and … Continue reading

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Day 158.  Jacksonville and crossing our wake, woohoo!

Another great night with new friends. Don and Erin joined us for sundowners on the dock and when it started to rain Bob and Sue also joined us onboard Gracie. Erin cooked us a pasta meal onboard their immaculate Baba … Continue reading

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Day 157.  St Augustine layover

Spent the morning sightseeing this beautiful city. Above is the Hotel Ponce de Leon built in 1888 by Henry Flagler. Flagler was a wealthy hotelier, railway magnate and co founder of Standard Oil along with John D. Rockefeller.  When opened … Continue reading

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Day 156.  St. Augustine, Florida

Here we are at the oldest town in the USA and it looks and feels like Spain, probably because the Spaniards first settled it in 1565. Nice and handy to downtown at the Municipal Marina, we are only 30 miles … Continue reading

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Day 155.  Daytona Beach layover

It’s been ten days since we had a day off so slept in and then had brunch at Pat’s Riverfront Cafe, all of about 200 ft from our marina slip. I had eggs Benedict with crab cakes and grits while … Continue reading

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Day 154. Daytona Beach

There was a new cruise ship at Port Canaveral this morning, the 129,000 ton Disney Dream. We thought we had finished with locks but to get to Port Canaveral Yacht Club we went through yet another lock that neither rose … Continue reading

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Day 153.  Cape Canaveral, Florida

We were expecting rocket ships at Cape Canaveral, but instead a cruise ship appeared out of the rain haze, the 101,000 ton Carnaval Victory. The NASA facility is behind her. Unfortunately the next rocket launch is not until the 19th … Continue reading

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