Meandering, melting and meeting up

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.


I then rushed to meet my friend I’m staying with to see another movie on the recliner chairs. What a life! 

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. 

4 comments

  1. Carol Pickersgill · October 24, 2016

    LOL You’re so funny. “We” Floridians get excited about “a nice day” when “autumn” and its attendant LOW HUMIDITY arrives. And that has just happened! You got a chance to witness it first-hand! Yes, it’s *almost always* sunny and warm down here. Even when it rains, most of the time the rain just rolls through and the sun pops out again. But our humidity is oppressive. It’s monumental. It’s exhausting. It’s the kind of humidity that, when combined with our constant, unyielding high temperatures (80s and 90s, Fahrenheit) makes us set up shrines in our houses to the gods of Air Conditioning. We get so used to drowning in flop sweat and watching our clothes mildew from June through October that when the season finally changes and the humidity breaks and we can actually go outside and be warm but not soggy — well, as you can imagine, it’s a relief and a thrill — like Christmas morning to an 8-year old. And since we never know exactly *when* those first blessed days of low, low humidity are going to arrive, it’s always a delightful, incomparable surprise. It’s at this time of year that we all-of-the-sudden remember WHY we love to live in Florida. Ergo, the element of surprise when we comment on the weather!

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    • jennyjeffries · October 24, 2016

      Ha ha – well thank you, Carol – I had forgotten all that from when lived here in 2000, 😂

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  2. bigdoh · October 26, 2016

    Low humidity is like heaven to a Floridian, having a good portion of my family living there. It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there! St Augustine is one of my favorite places to visit! May your skies stay blue, and your humidity low!😘 xx

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