Sunday, November 17, 2013

St. Augustine: Americas Oldest City

We met up with the boys from Lili Pong that we had met in Wrightsville in St. Augustine. We also met up with another québécois boat Gatito, the captain on her happens to be Johns diesel mechanic who he also took a course with. Turns out the guys on Lili Pong have also taken his course, and when the man who was originally captaining the boat left, they gave them a crew member to help them out. 

St. Augustine claims to be Americas oldest city, dating back to 1565 (that's pretty old!). There's an old Spanish fort named Castillo de San Marcos that was right beside the anchorage. There were kids there on a field trip and they fired a cannon which was SO loud, and scared the crap out of me, I'm pretty sure I instinctually ducked for cover.
Castillo de San Marcos
The town is really cute, with beautiful buildings and cute shops. But the weather was really crappy, and we had run out of propane the night before and fresh food (we ended up having a dinner of BBQd jiffy pop!) so we thought we'd better take care of that first. 
St. Augustine

A well
Wet dog
Pirates!
After getting many things done (including showering-yay!) we went out with the guys from Lili Pong to a bar and found ourselves amongst many many québécois. It was a huge gathering of people cruising from Quebec to the Caribbean, just like us. I had no idea how many there were!

After some socializing, John and I broke off from the group to go have a romantic dinner together (I know-you'd think we'd be sick of each other by now!). On our way back to the dinghy, we awkwardly ran into a rather large group of pirates-I kid you not. There was no type of even in town, and it wasn't Halloween, so really, I'd love an explanation! We would like to stay awhile and explore more in St. Augustine, but we're (trying) to chase the sun!
The Bridge of Lions Opening for Boats
Bridge of Lions at Night

1 comment:

  1. Very anxiously awaiting your arrival in a warm climate - I need an idea of how far south we'll need to go next month to wear shorts!
    Love St. Augustine - have fun!

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