Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Merritt Island to Jacksonville

We left at oh dark thirty with Inch 'N' Along for St. Augustine and pulled into Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor.  It was a long day and after getting cleaned up we had dinner at the restaurant here at the marina.  Next morning we left early for Jacksonville.  When we arrived in Jacksonville we went down the St. John's River about 20 miles from the entrance of the Atlantic Ocean.  The wind was blowing about 25mph and made it a rough ride through downtown Jacksonville until we finally reached Ortega Landing Marina.   Really nice marina with a pool, hot tub, free laundry, cable TV, and more.  Mike and Lois from Inch 'n' Along had some friends pick them up and took them to their house in St, Augustine for the night.  We watched their Adi cat for them while they were away. That night it rained, and rained, and rained, through the following day and into the next morning.   When Lois and Mike returned to their boat we decided to wait an extra day before leaving to go down the St. John's River. We all decided to walk over to a shopping mall that had a West Marine, Stein Mart, restaurants, and grocery store.  That night we all had my special smothered pork chops on Panacea.  The next adventure is to head South on the St. John's to Palatka, FL. Interesting thing about the St. John's is it goes South but flows North. 

Panacea at sunrise leaving Merritt Island

Thought it was interesting landscape

Another one of those houses on the ICW

St. Augustine Light House

Inch 'N' Along

Jacksonville Light House

St Augustine Beach

Pirate ship in St. Augustine
Navy ship in the yards
Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars

Downtown Jacksonville, FL


Jan with the Adi cat

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