Thursday, 15 May 2014

April, 2014 - ST AUGUSTINE, FL

After a full month at  Titusville we leave the dock, with the addition of friend Alex as crew.

We arrived in St Augustine en-route to Charleston, SC.  We stopped to fix the flapper valve on the exhaust and to take in this historic town.  It is the oldest, continuously occupied, community in the USA.  Founded by the Spanish and captured by the British it is a blend of both architectural styles.

The oldest urban street in the USA.

Alex befriends a skinny street person.

Sandra with two intellectuals in the Library courtyard.


Guide shows how the limestone walls were constructed.


Sitting Room in top end boarding house.


Stand up bath, stores on the wall.


Window view of oldest street.



Colorful neck tie.

Town well.

St Augustine town square.

SV Passat II - Postcard from St Augustine, Fl, USA
We are as ready as we can be for our first Ocean crossing.  Tomorrow, weather permitting we will leave for Bermuda.

Our month in Titusville was very productive, with lots of maintenance and improvements to Passat.  Included was sail and sail cover reconditioning, wind steering rebuild, Life Raft re certification, new EPIRB (with built in GPS), new Force 10 3 burner stove, a Porta Bote dingy (folding type), new 12 volt TV/DVD, with digital antenna, etc...

We enjoyed visits with our friends Brian and Joyce (Pawsitive Latitude), Tom and Rose (Sojourn) and Reg and Sharon (Pea Soup).  We took in the local sights, including Cape Canaveral, a nature preserve, local beaches, Ft Myers, and a local production of Monty Python's Spam-a-Lot.

Lots of work and lots of good times, but we are ready to move on.

Keep tuned for more postcards and (I hope) blog updates.

Wishing you all fair winds and calm seas.

Barrie and Sandra
At 4/26/2014 1:36 AM (utc) our position was 29°53.23'N 081°18.33'W

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