Now a condo was Pablo Creek Marina
November 2003 - This marina has been leveled to the ground and is no longer available. March 2002: Pablo Creek Marina put us on the outside fixed fuel dock because otherwise we couldn't get out at low tide in the morning. The old fuel dock is in the center of the photo
Their fuel was $1.32/gal for diesel. Dockage was $1/ft with $3 for 30 amp. They had a free internet line up in the office, which I got to use this time, as it was a weekday. In the past, I've used the fuel dock fax line. They had a maintenance and parts department and boat storage facility (for power boats) here. There were also bathrooms and showers.
The dock men were very helpful and knowledgable, but this marina was VERY isolated, and there was no place that you could walk to or bike to and eat now that Hurricane Hatties is closed.
Jacksonville Beach is located at an half hour drive East of the city of Jacksonville. It's a typical coastal holiday location with Hotels along the Oceanfront. Steet numbering is rather straightforward starting with First Street (North- and South side) at the beach and first Avenue and First Avenue (Beach Avenue) taking you to Jacksonville. Third Street is the Main road in town.
The bride & groom
So they did it! Heather & John tied the knot on June 10th, 2006. We were lucky enough to be there to share in their special day. Heathy, it was an honor to spend the day with you prior to the wedding and to help you get dressed! :-)
Sea and Sky Spectacular 2003
The 2003 Sea and Sky spectacular was held on 2 days. There were numurous stunt planes, fighters, an amfibeous landing demo and much more.
The Sea Knight helicopters bringing in the troops.
The big fans and engines of the landingcrafts.
As good as these guys were jumping I never had seen in my life!
Next to the action at the beach there were stands in the sidestreets and on the big square.
"State of the Art (or Art of the State?)"
Every detail of this F16 Falcon could be observed.
"The Blue Angels"
The Navy's Blue Angels Demoteam concluded each showday. Great fingertip flying. The team uses 5 F18 fighters and a Hercules support plane. 4 of the F18 fly together most of the show time, while the single #5 is doing its own show.
Goto to my next Air Show visit: The Sanicole 2004 Air Show
North in 2002 St Johns River from the ICW
"2002, March 20"
These are misc. pictures which don't really go with the narrative to any extent.
"Leaving St. Augustine"
We got underway from the marina without too much incident and had to go very slowly in order to get to the Bridge of Lions no earlier than 8:30. A boat named EMPTY POCKETS followed us through and then went out the inlet.
Bob pulled out the jib, and freed up the pit log (tells us our speed through the water), and started the refrigeration.
We saw a manatee statue (full sized) next to the waterway. It had rabbit ears on it for Easter. Wish I'd thought to get a picture.
"Arriving at Pablo Creek"
Tied up at Pablo Creek on the outer dock. There was a fat blond cormorant on the post in front of the boat. I went up to the office to do email.
After the marina closed, a big power boat came in and tied up back of us. We ate on the boat, because the restaurant here has closed (gone bankrupt).
"2002, March 21 - leaving for Fernandina"
Today 3-21 we left a little after 7, and crossed the St . Johns River at about 8:12. It started raining and blowing about 9:30, but was done by 11.
When we get to Fernandina, we have done a total of 2164 nm since the start of the trip in October.