Day Nine and Ten
Trip Start Apr 02, 2008
66Trip End Jun 10, 2008
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We got to Camachee Marina in St. Augustine by mid afternoon. This is the best marina we have stayed in so far. No flip flops needed for the showers and our boat is one of the smallest here. Apparently St. Augustine is the fishing capital of Florida (so they claim) and from what we saw at the end of the fishing day, it must be true
Got to see our first manatee who was an 1100 pound "baby" who was floating in the lift area waiting for someone to give him a drink from the hose or rub their feet on his back. The marina folks seem used to him and accomodate him.
My friends Tom and Laura from Message Factors came over for dinner and saved us from cheap grocery store wine by bringing some great wine, salsa and chocolate covered popcorn, not to mention the great conversation.
Landon and Cheyna are real troopers sleeping on the lowered dining room table which creaks every time they move. I am just across from them on the other settee.
We got up this morning and rented a car to tour St. Augustine. We went to the Fountain of Youth where we already feel like our wrinkles are diminishing as a result of our visit. We then proceeded to tour a historic district full of old shops, etc. This is a beautiful city with a lot of history. Nothing, but nothing is free. No extra salsa or chips, no free tour of any old architecture, despite old guidebooks indicating that they are free
Made another provisiong run and then came back to the boat where all the fishermen were cleaning their catch of the day...WOW! The catch was incredible.
Tomorrow morning we are leaving early headed for Daytona Beach...more to follow.