Archive for August, 2007

Are You Ready for Some Football?

The men’s shop on Centre Street thinks that you are. You can find any pro or college team’s tie that you want right here at Wentworths in Fernandina. They carry a few extras for Jaguar, Bulldog, Gator and Seminole fans if you’re so inclined.

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Another Perfect Sunset Just for Me

I was the only person on the dock this evening to witness this perfect sunset over the mainland. Town is very quiet this week, as it always is right around when school starts. And as it always is just before and after a holiday. Everyone is focused on the holiday so it leaves the island […]

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Golden Isles

All of these marsh grasses in the coastal chain of islands in Florida and Georgia turn yellow in the fall and winter months. That’s how the Georgia chain of islands became known as the “Golden Isles”. We are too but, as we’re in Florida – one island down from Georgia – we’re not under that […]

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House of Possibilities

This lovely house in the “Silk Stocking District” of Fernandina will be the featured “House of Possibilities” in the decorator showcase in late October. Here’s an article with details about this great annual fundraiser for the Barnabas Center.

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Red Hat Ladies

We have a wonderful group of Red Hat Ladies staying with us this week from Griffin, Georgia. The (much needed) rain was no match for their spirits or for their Red Hat parasols. They just popped them open and walked up the street (in a straight line) for a fabulous dinner at Beech Street Grill. […]

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Zodiac Dogs

These guys are pretty excited to be taking a field trip in their Zodiac. They’re all dressed up for the occassion. I’m not sure where the owner thinks that he’s going to sit though. I doubt he’ll mind squeezing in; note the name of his big boat.

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Follow the Bubbles

This cute sign on a side street doesn’t signify the name of any store, it’s merely an instruction to get you to the shop. The gift shop has a bubble machine that makes use of the prevailing winds and sends the bubbles toward all of the extra foot traffic on Centre Street. That’s one way […]

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Early Bulldog Sighting

Dr. Rick Jones comes down from Athens every October for the big Florida/ Georgia football game in Jacksonville. He came a little early this year for a dry run and to train his boat for the trip. For those of you who haven’t been to the game, it’s “quite a party”. If you’re coming to […]

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Big Catch

So we have this great big fake shark hanging outside of the charter boat office. Tourists need no instructions whatsoever to pose next to it and smile proudly for the camera so that they’ve got their big fish story for the folks at home. I’ve seen some of them actually hug it, missing the point, […]

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Wow

This is the largest private boat that I’ve ever seen at our little marina. If fact, I think that it took up about four slips. It’s tough to get perspective from this angle, but just look at the teeny tiny crew member hanging off of it way up front. Again, let me just say “wow”.

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