St. Augustine - 2017
May 21 thru May 23
|This is the view of the Bridge of Lions from |
our cockpit in the morning.
|This is our latest hitchhiker--a Florida lizard. We first saw |
him hiding out in the bow dock lines but today he
was on my fishing rod on the stern.
|We had breakfast at La Herencia Cafe, a small Cuban restaurant|
on Aviles Street (the oldest street in St. Augustine).
The "cafe con leche" was excellent!
|An old door on Aviles Street.|
|A guy making cigars in one of the little shops |
on St. Georges Street. He used one-half
of a tobacco leaf to make each cigar.
|We were caught in a downpour just after lunch. The hatches |
on our boat were wide open. We had quite a bit
of "de-watering" to do in the afternoon.
|I think I may have to update my charts |
for our next trip south.
|The steeple on the cathedral as viewed |
above the Plaza of the Constitution.
The mechanic that picked up our outboard motor did a compression test last night and found ZERO pounds of compression. So, that means the problem is either a hole in a piston, cracked ring, blown head gasket, or something serious like that--my guess is a blown head gasket. The engine is into its first year of a 3-year warranty. Consequently, we will take it back to the dealer in Annapolis and get it repaired under warranty. It's a bummer! Fortunately, we shouldn't need our dinghy on our way north.
|My expression when I learned our dinghy's |
outboard engine was kaput.
|The mooring field to the south after the first |
of two afternoon rainstorms.
Today, Tuesday, May 23, is our last full day in St. Augustine.
|This image was captured on Aviles Street--it is comprised |
of several different reflections in a restaurant window.
It certainly captures the colors of St. Augustine!