Sunrise, Sunset

St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach and St. Simons

In the St. Augustine Muni Harbor we picked up a Mooring Ball in the north field, easy peasy. Thanks June and Tim, Subject to Change, for teaching us the tricks in Annapolis. We can’t wait for you to get back on the water.

With a fabulous view, the Dolphins dropped by to say hi to Tyler.

May 4, 2021

St. Augustine, FL

Hello Tonto’s Reward! It was great reconnecting in St. Augustine. Maddie felt VERY privileged when she was invited on board their Fleming. Dinner at Meehan’s Irish Pub & Seafood House with David and Gail B. was deeelicious. Salivating yet? We recommend the shrimp and grits.

St. Augustine is a walker’s paradise; wide sidewalks and abundant trees offer a welcomed respite from the hot sun. The temp on Cinco de Mayo was 94, breaking a record. Maureen said it felt like more than 100 degrees; I agree.

St. Augustine – May 5, 2021
St. Augustine City Gates – Castillo de San Marcos, constructed 1808

Fanning Island

Mayport Naval Station, Fanning Island

Traveling again with Treble in Paradise, we headed to Fernandina Beach. Enroute we were mesmerized by the military ops.

Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, FL

Nassau County Historic Courthouse

Built in 1891, Italianate style, the unique courthouse features a bell in the tower that served as the city’s fire alarm until the mid 1930’s.

Sunrise or Sunset?

Did you guess correctly? Thanks for all the fun comments we received! Those of you who have traversed on the water with Capt. Rick have the advantage, for sure! Special Kudos for the most exquisite detective report from Maaack, celebrated author of “Volcanic Winter” (available on Amazon in Hardcover, Paperback or Kindle). Yes, BushRanger, the Stuart photo from our last blog was a sunrise! Now here’s a few more sunrise and sunset photos.

Sunset at Fernandina Harbor, May 6, 8:40 pm
Sunset, Fernandina Beach, May 6
Sunrise over Amelia River, May 7,2021 6:10 am

Google Maps versus the Real-World

I really appreciate Google Maps, but, it gets a little confused when your starting point is on a boat, on the water. When I requested a route to the local tavern, the result required a ferry, destined to Georgia. Not kidding, the joint was only a few blocks away, but google was certain we needed a water rescue first, then took a circuitous walking route, totaling 126 miles, complete with a warning “may not reflect real-world conditions”. You can’t make this stuff up!

courtesy of Google Maps

Turn by Turn, page 1

Amelia Island Brewing Company (AIBC) Amelia Tavern

A “repeatable stop” in Fernandina Beach. This one is for Sideways – a refreshing variety of local beers that you would have enjoyed.

Beer flights for Sideways

My Flight: Canary Cross, Laura Joe (for Mom), Dolores, and Smok’n M’rtha, for my cousin. Loved it. And the pretzels were insane.

Pretzel in Paradise! Faye and Tom Turke. May 6, 2021

Palace Saloon – Florida’s Oldest Bar. Cute on the outside, but, it smells like it’s the oldest bar. Enough said.

St. Simons, GA – Morningstar Marina

Welcome to Georgia! It’s not easy to explore St. Simons, and it was quite breezy. We left the dock at first light. Treble in Paradise waited patiently for me to release the lines, and take this photo.

MorningStar Marina, Treble in Paradise – May 8, 2021, 6:00 am

NEXT STOP: Kilkenny Marina, Richmond Hill, Georgia … on my mind.

Happy Birthday Danielle Ginsburg (May 8)

Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow (Sunday, May 9). Thank you, to my grown up kids, who make it a true privilege to be your mom. I am SO proud of you. CW just announced the renewal of Stargirl! Season 2 releases on August 10, and filming for Season 3 begins this fall. BRAVO!

We leave you with this visual aid from my cousin, Martha. Thanks Muffin! Ponder 10cm for just a little while …

shared, without permission, #mothersday

Author: Exhale49

North Pacific Trawler

7 thoughts on “Sunrise, Sunset”

  1. Loved the pictures and comments. We’ve been to all those places and from your perspective they all look so much more interesting than when we visited. It looks like you are enjoying your trip. Safe travels.

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  2. Hi Exhale!
    Love the sunrise & sunset photos! They never get old! It was nice to chat w Rick today. Wish I was part of that pretzel party! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day Mary!💕

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  3. Take me with you… I am reliving our adventures through your blog: St Augustine, Fernandina, Amelia Island, St Simon’s and we stayed at Morningstar! Oh the memories! Enjoying your blog very much! One day, my friends. One day…

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  4. Hey This is Lee and Karen McClellan, if y’all stop in Charleston, McClellanville, or Georgetown let us know we would love to see you. We are living in Mount Pleasant SC and building a house in McClellanville. Leland 903-930-7939 Karen 903-407-1552 Hope to see you soon!! Leland and Karen

    On Sat, May 8, 2021 at 12:09 PM Exhale on the Water wrote:

    > Exhale49 posted: ” In the St. Augustine Muni Harbor we picked up a Mooring > Ball in the north field, easy peasy. Thanks June and Tim, Subject to > Change, for teaching us the tricks in Annapolis. We can’t wait for you to > get back on the water. With a fabulous view, the D” >

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