Tuesday, January 23, 2007

January 22, 2007 St. Augustine, FL

We are just 25 miles from our destination for the Defever Rendezvous in Palm Coast, FL. We have traveled 575 miles. Since we don’t need to be there until Thursday, we are now anchored just south of the Bridge of Lions in historic St. Augustine for a few days. We had a pretty exciting day as a cold front came through and at times it was raining so hard that we could only see 100 yards in front of us, which would have been OK if not for bridges and other boats close by. It would also have been OK with us also if it wasn't raining inside of the canvas top where we were standing!

It rained off and on all day and now another shower has passed. We are back in sweats. Where is the sun and warm??

Storm coming over the boat.

St. Augustine Lighthouse.

View of the town from our anchorage. We plan to be here for another day and if the rain holds off to take the dingy in to walk around the town today.

This is the historic Bridge of Lions. Apparently, it was in need of repair and because it is historic they have built a temporary bridge beside it for the traffic and will rebuild the original bridge. Big project!

Castillo de San Marcos, a Spanish fort dating back to 1672, taken from the water. And below, from the land.

West Gate to St. Augustine from the mid-1570's.

St. Augustine sunset.

LT driving the dingy to shore and St. Augustine architecture.