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This city has much to offer the tourist and longtime snowbird. Thankfully we had two local guests who dictated a big list of things to do and see. Wendy and Chick Opel, friends from Annapolis, purchased a house here and had many ideas on how Colin and I should spend our time. The Farmer’s Market with live music next to our campsite, the Trolly Tours to include the historical downtown St. A, the Castillo de San Marcos (fort), and the music box demonstrations at the Lightner Museum, to name just a few of their suggestions. Delightful time, but we are toured out!

  • St. Augustine, Florida

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  • I awoke to the Beatles playing, Today is Your Birthday and indeed it was, and then When I’m Sixty-Four (also true). Colin brought me chocolate coffee in bed, we went out to eat dinner at our favorite style of food, Indian, and then off to a movie. In years past I always wanted to see more difficult movies, emotionally challenging. One year we went to see Schindler’s List for my birthday. This year, a comedy, Hail Caesar. Colin started the day by walking the beach and brought me a most lovely sunrise picture.

     

     

    Little Talbot Island

    P1290037Like Edisto Beach and Skidaway Island, Little Talbot Island State Park is situated between a beautiful sandy beach and extensive salt marshes inland. The Island is about 6 miles long and the beach area is one of the few undeveloped beaches left in Florida. The scenery is not dramatic but the bird life is interesting and the beach unspoiled and serene. P1300072 The park is known as one of the remaining habitats for the ‘Piping Plover’ which runs around at great speed (for a little bird) finding lots of food morsels in the shoreline. P1300065We also found a Red Hawk and two Egrets perched on top of dead trees as the sun came up searching for their next meal.

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  • Little Talbot Island State Park

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  • Fernandina Beach

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    Just 15 miles North of Talbot Island is the town of Fernandina Beach. The town has a lovely cute quotient, one of the oldest towns in Florida, which we enjoyed exploring. This was particularly fun after finding a bar that had $1.00 margaritas for sale during happy hour.

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  • Fernandina Beach

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