Setting Up Our Florida Residency - Part 1
(A mini-vacation in St. Augustine)
|We flew from BWI airport to Jacksonville, Florida, the nearest airport to Green |
Cove Springs where St. Brendan's Isle is located, to begin
setting up our Florida residency.
There are a lot of (very important) bits of information that have to be gathered before flying to Florida to establish residency--we missed a very important one! We need to have received two pieces of official mail to our Florida address before we can start the procedure. We missed this requirement and just realized it when I called St Brendans Isle on Wednesday morning from our hotel in St. Augustine.
|As a sailor it's hard to leave a shop like the Sailor's Exchange without buying something |
but we managed to do just that. They have tons of used boat equipment and
it is all very well organized. We have to stop here again in the future.
We visited the St. Augustine Municipal Marina next, as we worked our way toward the waterfront. They have floating docks as well as moorings. We were advised to call ahead for reservations before we arrive this fall on our way south.
|St. Augustine is definitely a sailor's town, like Annapolis. This figurehead |
was on a large sailboat in a slip in St. Augustine Municipal Marina.
|We took a trolley tour of St. Augustine and learned that the first Thanksgiving |
was in St. Augustine--not Plymouth Rock. The town had been
burned down 10 times since it's founding in 1565.
|Like the leaves floating in this fountain in St. Augustine, my mistake (in not |
meeting all the requirements for our residency setup) turned
into a beautiful mini-vacation.