St. Augustine November 18th 2006 One of our many stops on our trek south was St. Augustine, the oldest city in America. It was founded in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, who believed he found the fountain of youth here. It was later colonized by the Spanish in 1565 and became a strategic sea and land base for the Spanish Empire, as it was located on the Gulf Stream straight from the Caribbean Islands to Europe. By controlling this ... read more
North America » United States » Florida » St Augustine Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
Rum Runners of lore were some of the best sailors on the seas. They had to outrun, outwit, and outsail the navy in order to make their spoils. We are proud to follow in the traditions of the past Rum Runners; to sail in the same waters, to find protected anchorages and friendly ports, as well as to enjoy some of the best rums the Caribbean has to offer- yar!
Let me introduce you to the crew of the Rum Runner; I’m Jen and do most of the blogging. But my life wouldn’t be complete without my husband Jay by my side. And as always we have our trusty companion Kona, the Salty Dog. We have b... full info