Travel Blogs from East Palatka
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7. Some albino peacocks
Then we went to the old fort, Castillo de San Marcos. This was built in 1695 to protect the town from pirate and other attacks. It was never captured by force. It was star shaped with walls constructed of limestone shell that wouldn't crack. And the walls were over 5m thick on the outside. It had a gun deck lined with canons and sentry posts and a mote.
... br> We saw lions, tigers, leopards, lynx, wolves, hyenas, bobcats and a porcupine. One jaguar had had a good life with his owner and got left there while his owner went on holiday but he never came back so the jaguar suffers from depression. There were more stories like this. All these animals could be walked on a leash.
We weren't allowed to take photos because it would scare the animals.
... Monterey as a city full of history. I had no idea how much history was packed into this one little town of St. Augustine. Connie took some great pictures which she emailed to me but I'm having a problem uploading them to the blog. Guess you will just have to live with my smart phone pictures.
Many Elks lodges serve food (at reasonable prices) on the weekends but this lodge serves one meal per day. Sunday ...
... highlight was the pod of dolphins that indulged us with their frolicking and bow surfing - a truly magnificent moment that you could never tire of. They weaved in and out of the bow, jumping through the air with what appeared to be sheer delight and playful pleasure.
My first watch was at around 1am. Being left seated at the helm and told to simply ...
... and in the end the Springs were reopened after they had found a free-driver's body who had gone missing the day before.
So we stayed at Salt Springs. Inflating the rafts, we all tied together and wadded out past the gators in the swimming area over the guide rope to where locals and visitors alike had parked their boats and were gathered socialising in the freshness of the water.
The weather was turning, and the kids were getting fidgety, so back to the camp ...
Other places to stay in East Palatka
119 Highway 17 South, East Palatka | Motelfrom $78