Thursday, December 09, 2010

Images from St. Augustine

St. Augustine is a little town with a LOT of history.  Founded in 1565, it is considered the oldest European-established city in the continental US (who knew?!).  First explored by Ponce de Leon and later established by Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles - this town has remained true to her Spanish roots.  Terra cotta tiles, brightly colored buildings, cobblestone side streets and a bohemian artist history all combine to make this one very cool little stopover along the ICW.  Not to mention it is rumored to be the home of the Fountain of Youth.  While we didn't find a fountain of any sort, we did find a couple nice watering holes!

Historical figures are all over the place.  Here we have some Spanish Jesuit or something...
Beautiful old buildings with loads of character.
Art shops are around just about every corner.
If you ever visit, stop into the Mill Top Tavern and have a listen to our friend
Don - he's an amazing musician and has been playing there for over 30 years!
If you are a boater, this is like a boating thrift store on steroids.  You could spend HOURS in this place.
"The Sailors Exchange" - they have more than you can possibly imagine!
Like Popeye's attic!
Ahoy there!
Well said Buddah!!
Feels kinda like Spain!
We've shoved off the dock and now we're headed to an anchorage about 20 miles down.  

Brittany & Scott


Erick said...

Oh noooo!!!! I didn't know you were coming to St. Augustine! I would have loved to buy you guys a beer and talk about your journey. So sorry I missed you.

Windtraveler said...

Oh bummer Erick! It would have been great to meet you! Oh well, we'll have to settle for a beer in the islands somewhere! ;)

Beth mosher said...

It looks sunny there. Have you seen the weather forecast for your old digs - Chicago? It includes the word "arctic." I'm vicariously living warm through this blog.

Lara said...

Great pics! That store was amazing. We literally spent hours in there.

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