Archive for August, 2009

Local Shrimp

One of the advantages of living in the modern day shrimping capitol of the world is that you can walk down to the river, find a Fernandina shrimper and buy very fresh shrimp for about $4.00 a pound – which is exactly what we did for tonight’s dinner. That two and a half pound bag […]

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Otter Buddies

These guys were hanging out on the boat ramp right next to the seafood market waiting for their human friend to come out with some leftovers. I’ve frequently seen them playing in the water at the marina hunting their own dinner but maybe they get Sundays off too. The guy at the market said that […]

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Amelia Island Welcome Mat

Many townies will throw out the welcome mat but this is impressive! Okay, I know that they’re just cleaning their rugs but I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful they are and what a metaphor they are for Fernandina. It’s just an incredibly welcoming place and all of the welcome mats feel this big. Fairbanks […]

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Arrrrrrrr Ayyyyyyyye

Avast me mateys! Everybody start practicing because September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Let’s start the celebration by offering a $50 Fairbanks House gift certificate to the person who does the best job of begging for the certificate in your best pirate speak. Tell me what you’d do here on Amelia Island. […]

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Pinot Grigio for Me Please

As it always does in late August, business has slowed down quite a bit this week – to the point of having no guests in the house tonight. Not being ones to waste an opportunity, Bill and I headed down to the Intercoastal Wine Bar and Shop and had ourselves a nice glass of wine […]

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Dude!

Right on!

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Sunset Fishermen

So I’ve got a bird, boats, sunset, docks, fishermen and a river. Yup, that sums up why we live here in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. Fairbanks House

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Got Character?

Why yes we do, thanks for asking. In fact, we’ve got character(s) all over the island. Shirtless Big Bike Man is one of my favorites. I’ve never seen the bike parked anywhere so I’m guessing that it’s just for exercise rather than for transportation. Either way, I enjoy the entertainment value. Thanks Shirtless Big Bike […]

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Surf’s Up

Bill the innkeeper and Bob the bird watch the effects of Bill the hurricane from the fishing pier at Ft. Clinch. There didn’t appear to be a whole lot of super high tide at this point but the waves were steady and the current was rough. In fact, there have been rip tide warnings posted […]

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Looking Welcoming

So the new Welcome Center is really coming along. At the moment it looks a little Alpine but I bet that it’ll look tropical in no time. I don’t know the opening date but it looks like it should be soon. In fact, I was going to cut the ribbon but I think that it’s […]

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