November 11, 2014


On our way to Saint Augustine, we stopped at Sister's Creek where there's a free city dock with fresh water. The fish were jumping all around us. Must of been the full moon effect? We spent a nice night here before heading to Saint Augustine. We so wanted to sail off shore but because of the weather, it would of been difficult to go thru the cut at St-Augustine. I guess because I had a bad experience with rage seas, I've become a little conservative. However, I got over it because we did go thru that cut once we left St-Augustine. 

This is a great place to get around with bikes. We went to the Farmer's market and bought some fresh vegetables & listened to a group of guitar & banjo players playing the blues & southern songs.

In 1965, David Sollazzini and Sons of Florence, Italy created a marble replica of "DAVID" for the Palace of Living Art at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California. The marble used for this replica was taken from Michelangelo's own quarry near Pietrasanta. This replica was later sold to Ripley Entertainment for the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine, Florida.

We took part in the Saint Augustine annual Pirate Gathering. This is the invitation on their website;
"Hear Ye, Hear Ye, and attention all Pirates, Scallywags, Scurvy Dogs, Wenches, and other assorted undesirables of the sea! Be it known to all that you are hereby summoned to the Port of St. Augustine, to join in congress and merriment at the 7th Annual St. Augustine Pirate Gathering November 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2014!!!".

So, we wondered....why are pirates celebrated ? They were not very nice people at all.

The Flagler College in Saint Augustine is a private four-year liberal arts college.The school is located on 19 acres, the centerpiece of which is the Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1888 as a luxury hotel. It's breathtaking. What a beautiful place to study.


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