Travel Blogs from East Palatka
After a final walk around Key West to some of the famous tourist spots - Hemingway's house, end of Hwy A1A, and a picture at the Southern Most point in the continental US (just 90 miles to Cuba), we hit the road north. A stop at Biscayne Bay NP was a nice stop, and again we seemed to have the park to ourselves. Most of this park is also underwater, but we saw a few videos at the visitors center, and walked along a few of the boardwalks. We saw a ...
... of this NP is underwater, it is well worth the visit. The history of the fort, the role it played in US history going back to the civil war, and the shear size and unbelievable construction of this building out in the middle of the ocean, made the visit very memorable. After 4 or so hours touring the fort, walking on deserted beaches and even a little snorkeling, we head back to Key West. Once we arrived back in Key West, we walked, shopped and ate (and ...
everyone back into shallow water. Ok, it may have been a dolphin or
even a bird skimming the top of the water but how it rose up out of
the water, glided than slid back under, the shape of it and the dark
charcoal colour if it made me nervous. I know I had sharks on the
brain but better to be safe than sorry. It helped that there was a
strong rip so they were saying to stay in close to shore anyway.
After that it was almost lunchtime ...
... In 1738 the first legally sanctioned free community of former slaves, Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, was established as part of the presidio’s northern defenses. In 1740, an even stronger attack on St. Augustine was mounted by the Governor of the British colony of Georgia, General James Oglethorpe. He also failed to take the fort. The Treaty of Paris in 1763, ending the French and Indian War, gave Florida and St. Augustine to the British, accomplishing by the stroke of a ...
... We discussed what we were going to do tomorrow. Looks like the church, the distillery, the winery, the chocolate factory, Lightner Museum are on the agenda. Two days is not enough to see all of St. Augustine especially when it's cold and rainy but it'll have to do for this trip!
Got to FaceTime with Trent and Eva tonight - love my children! Off to bed now. It's nearly 10:00, the latest I've been up since we left ...
Other places to stay in East Palatka
119 S US Highway 17, East Palatka | Motelfrom $78