Sailing South on Solitude

John, Penni & Timmy

Family and Friends

This is our last post for this trip. May there be many more adventures to come. Last words from Penni: I have to take a moment to thank family and friends in England, America and wherever, for taking the time to read the blog. It has encouraged me to stay...

Packing up is never easy

The last couple of days have all been about packing Solitude up ready for 6 or 8 months in storage. She will be secured and prepared in case a hurricane comes through. We prepared sails and lines by rinsing the salt water off them. John took an Uber to...

Perhaps the adventure is over

We had a smooth trip yesterday through Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs. We had one last bascule bridge to negotiate which was exciting for two reasons. The first reason was I had checked the Waterway Guide and told John there were no bascule bridges. So it...

The Adventure is not over yet

We enjoyed another civilized day in St Augustine yesterday. Lunch, then a tour of the Lightner museum which is housed in the old resort hotel that Henry Flagler built in 1888. It is an impressive piece of architecture and used to hold the largest indoor...

St Augustine

Yesterday was a boring day working through our to do list. We did have time for a lovely meal out in the evening but nothing much to report.
We set off again today for St Augustine. We did not have a fixed schedule but knew we wanted to leave in the...

Revisiting our Favorites

After a good night’s sleep on anchor at Daytona, John woke me at 7am with a cup of tea. I assumed it was 8am and accepted it gratefully. Timmy was reluctant to wake up so I checked the clock and realized John had been serious when he said he wanted an early...