Sunday, November 14, 2010

Goodbye, Fernandina

We've moved on to Jacksonville, FL and are headed to St. Augustine, the oldest settled city in the US.  Til then, here are some more pics of our time in Fernandina Beach.

We walked to the beach then went in search of a certain bike rental shop. That walk, along what is surely the most desolate proof that the nation's housing bubble is *still* not over, at least in FL, felt like a 40-day desert test. No shade, no bench, no eye candy. If anything, every 500 feet, crappy and mcmansion-y houses were for sale, starting prices a hallucinogenic $700K.

But then we finally got there, signed the rental papers, and zipped off on an electric bike-scooter. The rest of the afternoon was fun in Fort Clinch State Park, where we ran around the fort (thankfully hands-off in its tourist philosophy) and then stalked armadillos and bobcats in the lush forest nearby.

Here's the full slideshow:

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