I haven’t done much sight-seeing since I got here, but packed a LOT into Saturday afternoon last. After lunch I took off for St Augustine to see what it was like after the storm and to wander the streets of this earliest of all settlements in America. I did not take into account the traffic nor the roadworks post-storm, and so it was a whirl of about half an hour through the cute cobbly main street before I needed to turn around and come back. I was meeting a couple of Florida Outlanders at Salt Life – which turned out to be a perky bright surf bar/bistro near Jax beach.
St Augustine looked thus:
It was near perfect weather for a wander but I could not linger, so you’ll have to absorb the sense of tropical ambiance by studying the photos, as I do. Then it was off to turn up 15 mins late for these two cheerful lasses.
Back to work today.
One thing that highly amuses me is how often a Floridian says to me: Oh, isn’t it a lovely day! (Usually with an element of surprise). Considering almost every day has been blue and sunny, I think they must all suffer from a form of short term memory loss. A day in Auckland yields some vibrant changes of weather, and WE know how rare a run of cloudless blue days really are.