Following are a few photos from Jacksonville that I forgot to post. Maxwell House Coffee plant right on the riverfront as we biked down the street. The smell of coffee was overwhelming!
Jacksonville Landing was a popular place for transient boaters docking on a wall. A few shops and restaurants around and a green water fountain! Maybe left over from St. Patricks Day.
This is only half of the outdoor structure used for concerts. We met a family with children there and talked to them for awhile as the kids ran around.
This is one of three huge car freighters that we saw on our way out of the St. Johns River. You could actually see the cars being unloaded and a van driving picking up the car drivers to bring them back to get more cars. I can’t imagine how many cars are actually inside there.
On the drive into the harbor you can see a very large paper mill that ran 24/7.
Our last port in Florida has been a quaint town on Amelia Island. Fernandina Beach, as the locals call it was a great stop and we enjoyed walking the town, going to the beach and park and biking over 14 miles in one day.
Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina had mooring balls in the harbor which worked out well. .Due to the Super Moon we’ve been experiencing exceptionally high and low tides like they’ve never seen before.
This is the graveyard where old dead fish lay to rest in the muck!
Next to the muck a group of pelicans were waiting for scraps from the seafood store. The kids loved throwing the skins to the hungry friendly birds.
A train came through the downtown area every night moving supplies from one paper mill to the other.
A walk through beautiful downtown late on our first day of arrival…lead us to a candy shop at the new general store.
The next day we left in the am to head over to Cumberland Island, Georgia a few miles up. We toured the beautiful clean island almost by ourselves.
Walking the beach holding hands and Jaxon told Ryann stories about the birds and why they love the beach too.
As we approached one of the last mooring balls the wind had picked up and the tail line that you grab to pull your lines through was stuck underneath the ball. My dock pole fell in the water and minutes later a woman called the dockmaster to complain that five other people had lost their dock poles there and they needed to do something. Before the harbormaster could react I had two men on separate dinghies helping me get the line untangled and pulling my line through the loop hole and handing it back for cleating. Mind you the wind had picked up substantially and it was greatly appreciated what they did for us! Fellow boaters are the best and most friendly people.
That night it was reported to have been over 40 knot winds and it was like our boats were toys that someone was playing with. We rocked up and down and swung all around. The catamarans were all going in circles and sailboats seemed to go back and forth. It was comical to watch and made for a fun night of sleeping.
I have had intermittent cell and internet tower, but will be posting about our past three days in Georgia very soon! Thank you all for your continued support. Love to see my new Followers too!
Happy Birthday to my niece Elizabeth, nephew Derek and Craig's parents, Pete and Debbie all celebrating this week!