We finally found some jungle. We left St Augustine the day after Thanksgiving. That City felt very touristy, too touristy really.
While we enjoyed the architecture and the Thanksgiving cruising community, for some reason I wind up awkwardly telling my horror stories.
“SO the bilge alarm went off! The boat was bashing!” We stayed a full week, I commiserated with fellow sailors to more than I’m sure they appreciated, and then we were really ready to leave.
It was an easy motor, less than three hours down the ICW to Marine Land, which is the perfect antidote to St Augustine’s historic wall-lined routes. Tucked between Whitney Research Lab, Florida University on one side of A1a and Marine Land Dolphin Adventures and Hammock Beach (miles of raw exposed white sand Atlantic beach) the marina gave us comfortable dock space in skinny wild neck of the woods.
People were appealing in every hippy biologist way imaginable, the loaner car allowed us to restock our cooler, and the farmers market filled our bread and vegetable basket! We enjoyed walking on the beach, as well as through the jungle trail.
So where exactly is this magical marine land jungle? We need to go there!
It’s about 17 miles (or 3hours at 5 knots) South from St.Augustine on the ICW. Marineland Marina in Marineland Florida.
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