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North America » United States » Florida » Palatka September 9th 2012

September 9, 2012 Palatka (pronounced puh-lat-kuh) is a city in Putnam County, Florida, United States. The population was 10,558 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Putnam County. Palatka is the principal city of the Palatka Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 72,893 residents. The city is also home to St. Johns River State College, St. Johns River Water Management District Headquarters, and Ravine Gardens State Park. The area is well known for its local festivals, most notably the Florida Azalea Festival and the Blue Crab Festival.. Source: Wikipidia,_Florida... read more
Palatka, FL - USA
Palatka, FL - USA
Palatka, FL - USA

North America » United States » Florida » Palatka April 17th 2011

Saturday morning we dawdled, then finally headed out of the marina after a quick pump-out. We hoped to beat the weekend crazies on the lake. There weren’t many boats out, but the number increased as the day went on, though they were mostly well-mannered. It was a beautiful day on the river, hot and humid, but the scenery more than made up for that. We saw several alligators in a short distance, then were passed by a runabout pulling kids on a tube. Trolling for gators, I guess. We saw more alligators sunning themselves on logs. Just past Hontoon Island we saw a lot of splashing on the side of the river and a runabout stopped and watching. It appeared to be several manatees in the throes of something, maybe mating. The water was roiling and ... read more
Another gator
Neighborhood gator
Great Blue Heron

North America » United States » Florida » Palatka April 13th 2011

Tuesday morning we got a late start from the marina. The weather was threatening, a cold front was on the way. The brown water of St. Johns River was full of white caps, making it difficult to dodge the crab traps. We would make a bend in the river and the waves would flatten out for a while, then it would open up and be choppy again. The rain was intermittent, but it never really rained hard, nor did it last long. We passed Green Cove Springs in the gray weather, knowing that it was probably quite pretty in the sunshine. We’ll take pictures of it on the way back north. Before we got to the bridge just north of GCS, we saw two Coast Guard helicopters fly overhead. Then we noticed one of them was ... read more
Coast Guard
lovely shoreline
clouds leaving

North America » United States » Florida » Palatka January 8th 2011

We set out from the hostel the hostel this am. Started our ride about 8:30. The weather was great with a high around 72', when we started the temp was 57'. We had lots of wind in our face for most of the day. Sam said he saw on the net the wind was 15 to 20 mph. When it was in our face the riding was slow but still good. We ended up riding a total of 44.5 miles ( that .5 is important). We ended up in Palatka for the night. we chose to get a room. The show were were great. this is a dream realized:)... read more

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