|Me at the beach; I have my |
pockets full of shells
|Cabbage Palm Tree in the City Park|
Can't believe it is the end of November; the days and weeks are just flying by. It is very windy here today; winds 18 to 20 mph and gusts up to 32 mph.
Wave height is 6 to 7 feet. It is a good day to stayed tied up to the dock. With the combination of strong winds and the tides, Keith has to help me on and off the boat today.
We went for a walk this morning in the city park right next to the marina. The park is beautiful. This was the first time we actually got to walk on the beach and I had fun collecting shells. All the beach areas at other marinas we stayed at were either fenced off or it was private land.
When Old St. Joseph was a thriving port during the 1830's - 40's, Shipyard Cove (now the city park) had a marine railway where sailing vessels were hauled out for repairs. Fred Moddox purchased this property from St. Joe Dock and Terminal Railway Company. Having lived on this property since 1909, it became the homesite of "Captain Fred and Miss Zola". In 1996, the Florida Communities Trust, purchased the 3.2 acres from the Maddox family and donated the land to the City of St. Joe to use as a park.