Wednesday, 21 Oct., Fort Matanzas, FL

We traveled 76 miles in 8.5 hours arriving in Fort Matanzas, FL

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While weighing anchorage this morning we cut the tow line to the dingy and it was drifting into the mooring field filled with sailboats.  Captain Bob maneuvered the Mermaid while we captured the dingy with the boat hook.  Retrieved and reconnected the tow line and we were off.  (Sorry no pictures we were all busy.)

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First set of bridges for the day.

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Beautiful house and the other picture with the white dots are actually white pelicans that have migrated south for the winter.

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It appears that it is necessary to have a REALLY long dock to get to the water.

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This is coming into the St. John’s River between Mayport and Jacksonville.

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Atlantic Marine Shipyard on the St. John’s River.

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Scenes along the ICW.

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Ran into a little rainy weather this afternoon.  This was really a relief due to the fact that the early afternoon was a hot blazing sun.

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Crossing under the “Bridge of Lions” in St. Augustine and there beautiful lighthouse.

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Crescent Beach Bridge and scenes along the way.

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Our captain —- is this trust or what.

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Coming into our anchorage for the evening at Fort Matanzas.

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Fort Matanzas

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Early dinner of baked cod fish with dirty rice with vegetables.  Rainbow at dinner .

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Fort Matanzas State Park Ferry Landing and cocktail on deck after.  Looks like we have approximately 277 miles yet to go.



  1. Shannon Patterson · October 22, 2015

    I think the captain knows his boat is in good hands!!


  2. Muldoooooon · October 22, 2015

    1st Mate sleeping on watch, but OK cause 3rd Mate has the Helm & ALL’s WELL!!!! (Just like old days)
    Nice pics Betty, especially dinner and cocktail hour 🍹🍸👍🏻😁


  3. Brenda · October 23, 2015

    Definitely in good hands, I agree. Great pictures. Is this the longest you have ever been on a boat Betty? Love the picture of you with your book and glass of wine!! Looks like you are taking it all in. Love you


    • bjsanann · October 23, 2015

      Yes Sis this is the longest I have ever been on A boat in comparison to Jerry’s 10 years on a ship. We are taking advantage of every opportunity that is presented


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