St Augustine January 2019

This is the third time Yacht A Fun has moored in the Municipal Marina Mooring Field.  The last time was in 2015 when our steering had failed.  This time has, so far, been way more fun.  We are here, however, because we decided to not have the radar dome installed at Green Cove Springs.  As of this writing, we are on hold for the date we can have it done here.  One of the marina boat yards is eight weeks out!

We arrived in St Augustine to find three other couples who had just arrived from New Bern. Drinks and dinner were a must.  Ann O’Malley’s  had a $2 draft happy hour.  That was stop one.

A1A also has a happy hour ($2 off wine by the glass) and a varied menu.  So we ended up there.  Plus it’s across the street from the dinghy docks.

Boat neighbors when at New Bern Grand Marina

The next day Diann and I did a walk around.  And more walking and looking was done……

Columbia restaurants fountain is a great resting spot

Traffic circle at the Bridge of Lions

Coquina wall in the old town area

Residential access door


ARRR yah having fun yet……..


Black Raven night cruise


O.C. White’s is next to A!A and has a garden seating area with live music on warm nights


sitting on a bench in front of the musician


Dusk at the traffic circle


next to the traffic circle


Flagler College


Back on the boat with the Bridge of Lions as our backdrop


Having poked our head into a number of restaurants, we have a pretty good feel for the value locations.  Ann O’Malley’s on Wednesdays is the best for cruisers.  Happy hour drafts are $2; wine is $4 with a full pour; and the owner brings in a free dinner.  The one in the photo was ground beef over rice topped with cheese.  The experience was our least expensive dinner in quite a while!


The story / blog of Yacht A Fun, a Gemini catamaran sailboat, traveling the ICW and east coast with insights to the extended cruising life.  St Augustine

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