Monday, May 04, 2015

Green Cove Springs

Green Cove Springs, Floida

What a nice place this is! Many other cruisers knew about Green Cove Springs long ago, but it is new to Libby and me.

The lounge and facilities at Reynolds Park Marina are the best I've ever seen.  Holland Marine, who will haul and paint Tarwathie for me is reputed to be a top notch business.  However, we are avoiding Green Cove Springs Marina on the advice of Dave & Pam (long time blog readers).

The river naer here is great for day sailing.  The surrounding area is very nice.  The only caveat is that you need a car to enjoy thonse surroundings.

We are scheduled to be hauled out Wednesday morning.  Until then, Libby and I are preparing to leave Tarwathie for the summer.  That feels very strange.

Historically, this place was a navy base.  The extrmely long and solid docks were designed for the largest of US Navy ships.

Unfortunately, there is a 45 foot bridge only 1/2 mile from here that prevents us from going further on the Saint Johns River.  We understand from our friends Jeff and Wendy that the upstream region would be a pleasure to cruise.

By the way, this is the only river I can remember that flows North.  It has totally fouled my internal compass.  I pride myself with having a very strong sense of place and direction, but it is messed up here.

By the way, another curiosity of this place is a gigantic space shuttle external fuel tanked parked nearby. It is a unique sight. It's probably for sale if you need one.

1 comment:

  1. There are literally hundreds of rivers that flow north. I grew up on the Fox in Wisconsin. It flows north from Lake Winnebago to Green Bay, where it joins the Great Lake, Michigan. We were taught that only the Fox and The Nile (I think) flow north. Well, when I saw a real estate ad for a place on the St. Johns that also claimed the St. Johns and the Nile (?) were the only two rivers that flow north, I got curious and googled it. Turns out, there is of course, a website dedicated to listing rivers that flow north. As Dave Gibson would say, gotta love Al Gore's Internets.


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