Sunday, 26 February 2017

Beautiful, Historic St. Augustine

The day dawned sunny but cool, and Jeff wasn’t feeling well. So I went to the mainland with the marina tender, and spent a wonderful day touring beautiful, historic St. Augustine. As the oldest city in the US – established in 1565 – its history is so interesting.

I toured both on foot and in a little hop-on, hop-off trolly – and was lucky enough to get a driver whose family dates back to the town’s beginnings. Duke had wonderful stories about his great grandfather and grandfather, both of whom had lots of influence on the town’s development. I didn’t know that St. Augustine was one of the places where Martin Luther King held one of his marches. He survived two assassination attempts here, and we saw several houses that hosted and hid him, and the church he preached in. The Spanish influence is all over the city, especially architecturally. Recently some bones dating back to the 1500’s were discovered under a house foundation that was flooded in a hurricane. Quite a history lesson!

If Jeff is feeling better tomorrow, we might explore on foot the interior of some of the places I passed on the trolly. Here are a few of the many pics I took …

1 comment:

  1. Jeff, get well for your birthday tomorrow. Warm wishes and hugs from Esther and Tim