Blogs from Saint Augustine, Florida, United States, North America


Sunday 6th July 2014 Today we drove to our next stop, St Augustine, just under 300kms south of Savannah, although we ended up travelling a fair bit more than that. We set off with Brunswick punched into the GPS (what a marriage saver that is) which was just over half way. The town was deserted, we drove through it without seeing a shop open, a police car the only other vehicle around. Just outside of town we came across an interesting bridge so we stopped to stretch our legs and take some photos. Here we met some locals fishing, and talked to a couple of them. Even though they didn't seem to be catching much, one of them summed it up by saying he just enjoyed being out fishing. It wasn't the act of catching a ... read more
It's not about catching fish
Another bridge
St Augustine beach

North America » United States » Florida » Saint Augustine November 8th 2013

Déjà 10 jours que nous sommes arrivés en Floride et les travaux avancent bien. Nous sommes principalement en attente de faire l'antisalisure par les employés de la marina ou nous sommes en ce moment. Malheureusement, la marina nous interdit à faire l'antisalisure par nous-même ce qui nous retarde un peu la mise à l'eau. On prévoit être à l'eau mardi ou mercredi prochain. Par la suite, on prendra le chemin du sud pour aller rejoindre nos amis les RoumA à Lake Worth (West Palm Beach) pour se préparer à la traversé des Bahamas. Au 2 dernières années nous avions toujours traversé à partir de Miami, mais cette fois-ci on veut faire changement. On vous envoie quelques photos et on vous invite à nous suivre via Facebook ou nous sommes plus actif à donner de nos nouvelles. ... read more
Au tour de Seb de frotter!
Mc qui nettoie les caillebotis
Le cockpit commence à prendre forme

North America » United States » Florida » Saint Augustine October 30th 2013

This might be our 10th visit to Saint Augustine. It was our first visit to the Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Boulevard; we shouldn't have stayed away so long. Admission is on the pricey side ($21 each (with our AAA discount). Our advice would be to go early in the day, take in all the shows, and get your money's worth. We caught three shows - alligator feeding, a reptile show, and fauna of the rain forest. All were informative, lasted about 20 minutes and provided time after for Q & A and, except for the alligator show, some optional touching. I think we stayed away because Alligator Farm's promotion seemed kind of hokey and "touristy" plus we are not particular fans of theme parks. We went to Ripley's, also in St. Augustine, one day ... read more
Big Head

North America » United States » Florida » Saint Augustine September 9th 2013

Day 3 and time to say goodbye to Disney and head for our 'Palace on Wheels' for the next 2 weeks. Exiting Disney was a breeze and after a quick call at 8:00 am to the rental centre to confirm our pick up time "come any time you want!" it was a $60 taxi ride back across Orlando to our pick up point at Roadbear RV Rentals. Most rental centres offer a free pick up from your hotel but for Roadbear, Disney was just a bit to far away...maybe next time we'll think about staying a bit closer! On out last trip many people and online bloggers had recommended Roadbear over others (including Cruise America who we used last year in California). I have to say we weren't disappointed! As we entered the small rental site ... read more
First night in St Augustine
Whoop whoop, 32 inch TV!
Our new family

North America » United States » Florida » Saint Augustine February 21st 2013

From sea to shining sea – 2,500 miles east of our hometown in Southern California – my boyfriend and I finally made it to the Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine, FL. To be technical, our first glimpse of the ocean after that 3.5 day drive on I-10 was at Ponte Vedra Beach just north of here – but this is about St. Augustine, not Ponte Vedra. Our stay here has been short – just two days. As we are on our way to somewhere else, we decided to work in a mini vacation. I’ve wanted to come back here for a while now and St. Augustine is on our direct route. I’m from Florida originally. In the 5th grade our class went on a field trip to Castillo de San Marcos and I thought it was ... read more
Sea Shells!
Beach at Anastasia SP
Check out the name - A.1.A Steak Sauce


North America » United States » Florida » Saint Augustine February 13th 2013

Juan Ponce de Leon, zette in zijn zoektocht naar de Fontein van de Eeuwige Jeugd op paaszondag 3 april 1513 als eerste Europeaan voet aan wal bij St. Augustine in wat later de Verenigde Staten van Amerika zouden worden. Hij noemde het gebied La Florida noemde, omdat er vele bloemen groeiden. St. Augustine werd gesticht in 1565 door de Spaanse ontdekkingsreiziger Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Daarmee is het officieel de eerste, vaste nederzetting van Europeanen in de Verenigde Staten van Amerika. Het plaatsje bleef gedurende 200 jaar in het bezit van de Spanjaarden totdat het in 1763 in handen kwam van de Engelsen. 20 jaar later, in 1783, kregen de Spanjaarden St. Augustine weer terug. Pas in 1822 kwam Saint Augustine samen met Florida in handen van de Amerikanen. Nu is St Augustine een sfeervolle (bad)plaats ... read more
Magnolia Road

North America » United States » Florida » Saint Augustine December 30th 2012

December 30, 2012 St. Augustine (Spanish: San Agustín) is a city in Northeast Florida and the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States. The county seat of St. Johns County, it is part of Florida's First Coast region and the Jacksonville metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 12,975. The St Augustine Urban Area has a population of 69,173. San Agustín was founded in September 1565 by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and subsequently served as the capital of Spanish Florida for two hundred years. It remained the capital of East Florida as the territory changed hands between the Spanish and British, and remained the capital of the Florida Territory until it was moved to Tallahassee in 1824. Since the late 19th century, its historical character ... read more
St Augustine, FL - USA
St Augustine, FL - USA
St Augustine, FL - USA

North America » United States » Florida » Saint Augustine November 3rd 2012

À notre arrivée a Fernandina Beach (Floride), nous avons dû prendre les précautions nécessaire pour le passage de l'ouragan Sandy. Nous avons suivi sa progression régulièrement sur internet. Selon le site de la NOAA, le plus fort des vents que nous allions recevoir étaient de 40 à 50 noeuds(75 à 90kmh) dans la nuit de vendredi à Samedi. Nous avons donc décidé de prendre un quai à une Marina avec l'équipage de Virage et Magie. Étant donné que nous étions tellement bien protégé des vents, nous avons enregistré seulement des vents de 20-25 noeuds (35 à 45kmh). Nous n'avons même pas eu de pluie.....Ce sont plutôt nos amis voiliers qui étaient plus au nord qui y ont goûter! Plusieurs d'entre-eux on dû sortir leur bateau de l'eau. On c'est compté bien chanceux parce-que si nous avions ... read more
Annabelle et Bastien avec leur papa
Nous deux!!

When thinking of Florida, it is consumed with one word: Disney. For people who want a stress free holiday and opt for the Orlando package holiday, which can include over a week’s worth of theme parks, this becomes more of a stress filled holiday with each day being a twelve hour race to get everything in, running around like a school of fish. If you want to experience Orlando but enjoy non-tourist areas too, Florida has much to offer. Unfortunately, in a package holiday, you are stuck in a bubble where you stay on International Drive, which can only be described as Blackpool without the seaside. If you don’t rent a car, you are restricted to a bus that doesn’t take you out of the claustrophobic location. In most of this busy area, walking is prohibited, ... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Saint Augustine February 1st 2012

Today we had a bit of a sleep in, woohoo!!! 8.45am Bags to coach to head to Kennedy Space Center. The space center was so cool. They have a place called "Rocket Garden" where they display some of the different rockets they used during the space race. We also watched an Imax 3D movie about the space shuttle program. It was really interesting but there was no need for it to be 3D. It just made my eyes water more than anything. After that, Nikki, Robyn, Erin and I went on the bus tour to Lauch Pad 39 and the Saturn V building. Launch Pad 39 is where the Apollo 11 mission lauched. We didnt go right there, but we saw it from an observation deck. It was really cool to see where such famous history ... read more
Launch Pad 39
Saturn V
Icecream Saucer

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