Day Two in St. Augustine, FL (Monday, March 10, 2014)

Just when I was still patting myself on the back for fixing a spurting water hose that had detached, a dear friend let me know that a recent post should have read ‘Anchors Aweigh’ and not ‘Anchors Away’ [as I had written it]. This illustrates the problem with this whole trip – they let ANYONE (even unqualified individuals such as myself) out on the open waters. It’s kind of like having children or owning a house – one doesn’t really have to be that qualified to do it. I really have no idea what I’m doing (with the trip, and maybe with life as well). Only time will tell…

Our last day in St. Augustine was pretty great. We went to visit the Alligator Farm & Zoological Park and finally saw lots of alligators – including albinos and babies. We also saw komodo dragons, lemurs and various exotic birds. The park had a zip line and obstacle course that went right over the alligator enclosures (I have to confess that my morbid side was hoping someone’s foot would slip …).


After that, we walked to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum and climbed 219 steps up to the top of the lighthouse. The view was spectacular and we could see the marina from the top. We never got to the pirate museum but maybe on the way back.


IMG_3141(and yes, I see the consistent black dot that appears in the photos and have pulled my camera apart 3 times and can’t quite figure out where the speck of dust is. Eventually I’ll figure it out… or not).