|On the northern border of Florida is the charming town of Fernandina Beach. These little pocket parks were scattered|
throughout the community.
|The faded signs from yesteryear add a lot of charm to this small community|
|The view at night was made dramatic by the Power Station|
just south of our berth at the Fernandina Harbor
|Jeanette "mans" the wheel as we head|
down the ICW. Alan took this picture
from the banks of the river.
We anchored for one night at Cumberland Island, a lovely spot we'd stayed at before. Really bad rainy weather was predicted for the next day so we decided to pull in just over the Florida border in Fernandina Beach at the Marina. This is an historic well preserved town and we were delighted to make it's acquaintance!
As it was not far from Cumberland we were able to take a long walk when we arrived. It was several miles over to the ocean and just as long coming back but a pretty trip. And it was sunny and almost warm! That night we had a big treat. It was the Superbowl and the marina lounge had a big screen TV. We had a great night cheering both teams and a fabulous game in the company of several other cruisers (and lots of munchies & drinks).
|Jeanette and Alan Feuer with their dueling computers|
at our dinette. Scott and I had ours at the table in the salon.
Lots of room for guests!
Alan and Jeanette bought the beautiful 4 suite Anne's Point Inn located on a peninsula overlooking Bass Harbor near Arcadia National Park. Check out TripAdvisor.com for details - they get incredible reviews. They were neighbors of ours in Brookline and good friends for years. Unfortunately they had their car with them but we worked out a fun arrangement. On the first day Jeanette came with Scott and I (and Alan drove) to Jacksonville Beach, FL and the next day Jeanette and I took the car and Alan went with Scott to Daytona Beach.
Jeanette and I had a long trip ahead. Our great friend and crew a year ago for two weeks off Venezuela, Russ Wolf, was flying in to Orlando for two more weeks with us. After doing a lot of laundry we managed to get to the airport on time. And we got to the Daytona City Marina just as Scott Free pulled in. Our crew change was accomplished quickly as the Feuers needed to get up to St. Simon's Island that evening. Great visit!