"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island

Fernandna Beach will be our last stop in Florida.  I can't say that it warmed up much during our 5 month stay in the sunshine state, but true to it's nickname, it was sunny 95% of the time. 

Three days in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, and now it's time to move on. We enjoyed visiting this old town, the second oldest in Florida, St. Augustine being the oldest.  The downtown area is next to the marina, so everything was within walking distance.  Except for the beach, it is next to the ocean which is on the east side of the island, and the grocery store.  I've been asked by a few people where is, and what is the ICW?  It is a waterway, often with a river name for the different areas it goes through. The ICW runs between the mainland and a strip of barrier islands, on the other side of the barrier islands is the ocean. So we are basically travelling in a river, not the ocean as we move along the east coast.
I can't complain about the views, sometimes I can't get the whole house in the picture, they are spectacular.

This next group of pictures are from the town of Fernandina Beach, views of the retail shops, and historic homes.
Walking around the docks we met Kurt and Lynda, they dock at this marina, their boat, Ready Oar Knot III,  is also a Carver.  We had great conversations with them, and Lynda offered to take us on a grocery run.  That was a terrific help.  Thanks again Lynda & Kurt, we enjoyed getting to know you both.

1 comment:

gravit said...

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Linda & I enjoy your blogs !!
She would like for you to call
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Be safe !!!!