Thursday, February 2, 2012

St Augustine, FL SM 778 to Daytona Beach, FL SM 830

Oasis left St Augustine Municipal Marina at 07:40 for her journey to Daytona Beach, Florida. In the morning, there were cloudy skies and not much wind, from 2 to 6 knots of E-SE wind. Oasis motored all day and in the afternoon, the captain opened the jib for about half an hour. Today's trip was a little bit of a challenge with ten bridges to cross, six of them being fixed and four bascules which opened on request. All went well! Navigating further south on the ICW, there were less marches and wildlife, more housing and developed areas especially on the Atlantic Coastline with it's condos and hotels. At 14:45, Oasis was docked at the Halifax River Yacht Club in Daytona Beach. Afterwards, the couple walked downtown and did some sightseeing and enjoyed the beautiful weather, the meter was at 26 degrees C, the warmest day so far.
For the next couple of days, Jean Guy and Roselind relaxed and went to the beach. On saturday afternoon, the couple spend time with Jackie, Romeo's daughter from Shediac and her husband Robert. After we met at the beach, the four of us went to see a hot rod show and went to dinner later at night. We really enjoyed our evening with them.

At low tides, flock of birds on a sand bar.
As you can see, there is sand on the edges of the ICW in some places.
Houses along the ICW, and sand beach right on the ICW.
Oasis encountered this tugboat on the ICW and the captain stopped to let him go by.
On the edge of the ICW, there were a lot of driftwood.
Palm Coast, Florida, a very nice place.
Two mega yachts docked along the ICW at the Harbour village in Palm Coast.
No wind at all, very calm waters.
Flagler Beach Bridge located at SM 810.  The piers of that bridge were somehow different.
The wind picked up a bit, so the captain decided to open Oasis's jib but only lasted for about half an hour.
Living on the boat. On top deck, someone painting the deck. It will take quite a long time if he plans to do the whole boat!
Flagler Beach Condos on the Atlantic Coast and houses on the ICW.
Seabreeze Blvd. Twin Bridges located at SM 829.
International Speedway Blvd. Bridge located at SM 830.2. Notice the piers of the bridge, they all have art work on them.
Oasis mast in the sky while going through the Memorial Bascule Bridge at SM 830.6, just before the marina.
Entering the Halifax River Yacht Club.
Oasis at her dock at HRYC, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Front entrance of the Halifax River Yacht Club.

Visiting Daytona Beach!

Walking down South Beach Street.
Intersection of the Beach Street and International Speedway Blvd. This is the bridge with the artwork on the piers.
Crossing the Main Street Bridge at the corner of Main Street and Wild Oliver   Street on the Atlantic side of the ICW.
Corner of Atlantic Avenue and Main Street on the Atlantic Side of the ICW.
Joyland Amusement Center. Looking east from the boardwalk at Daytona Beach Pier.
Hilton Hotel right on the beach.
View of Main Street from the boardwalk bridge on the pier. 
Riverfront Park on South Beach Street. 
Daytona Beach Pier.
At the beach.
Big waves coming from the Atlantic Ocean.
And then! Jean Guy with Jackie on her Boss Hoss Motorcycle. Jackie gave Jean Guy a drive to the hot rod show and really enjoyed it. Very nice bike !!!

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