Archive for June, 2007

Friday Night at the Putt Putt

And it’s crowded. This is the miniature golf course at Main Beach. It’s been here for many, many years. It’s a throwback to the days before the windmill, mousetrap and angry clown obstacles. In fact, it may be a par 18. The same families have been vacationing here for years and are now bringing their […]

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Rogue Pirate

Sometimes we find them just walking the streets. He seemed to be the lone swashbuckler out – no sign of a large invasion. Must stay alert though. We never know…..

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Not Just a Sleepy Little Island

See, everybody wants to come here! (It helps to click on the photo so that you can enlarge the print.)

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Pippi’s House

Back in the 80′s, there was a remake of the Pippi Longstocking movie. It was filmed here, on Amelia Island. For those Pippi fans out there (and you know who you are), this house played the role of Villa Villekulla – Pippi’s House. As a fan – and, as one who was called “Pippi” by […]

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Ahoy, Neighbor

Some people are just really into boats. That, of course, is only natural if you live on an island, but some people are REALLY into boats. This whimsical house is in Old Town, the site of the original settlement of Fernandina. When Senator David Yulee brought his railroad over to the island, he convinced everyone […]

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We Have a Winner

To the question about the Swingin’ Medallions. The song was “Double Shot (of my baby’s love)”. We had several correct answers (some of you read my blog late at night) but the first one in was from Barbara Shapiro of Tallahassee, Florida. Congratulations Barbara. And thanks to all of you for reading and responding. We’ll […]

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Oopsie

Looks like somebody forgot to check the needle on the gas gauge before heading out for the fishing trip this afternoon. Good thing Mr. Red Tugboat was there for the rescue. Oh well, at least it was a lovely evening for a tow.

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The Party Band of the South

You may, or may not remember the one-hit wonders, the Swingin’ Medallions, but they’re as popular as they’ve ever been here in the South. Jimmy Buffett sings of a “son of a son of a sailor,” but I’m pretty sure that these guys are the sons of a son of a son of a Swingin’ […]

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Looks Like a Country Road

But’s it’s actually right in town. This is Sixth Street just a few blocks north of Centre Street. Amelia Island is nothing if not contradictions. In the space of about a mile and a half, you can go from having your toes in the Atlantic Ocean to giant sand dunes, through an ancient maritime forest, […]

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Honeysuckle!

I honestly didn’t know that we had honeysuckle here. I thought that I’d left it behind in Baltimore. And it smells just as sweet as I remember. It’s amazing the things that you’ll discover when you take the time to stop and smell the roses in your own town. I hope my neighbor doesn’t mind […]

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