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You know it’s time to cast off the dock lines when…

16 May

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Happy fall day

21 Oct

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Well hello there!

4 Feb

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An afternoon visitor. Reminds Andy of a poem his dad used to recite:

A wonderful bird is theĀ pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I’m damned if I see how the helican!

Dixon Lanier Merritt

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What do you think?

19 Apr

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Transcription:

“In 1882, four years before he bought the land, Ralph Munroe visited this hole in the ground. Even then it was shrouded in mystery. A popular tale of the time claimed it was dug by Ponce de Leon in his search for the Fountain of Youth.

We know that Ponce de Leon never entered Biscayne Bay, andĀ  he certainly did not dig this hole. Who did, and why, remains a mystery to this day.

Int eh 1840s it is believed this land was occupied by Edmund D. Beasley. The next person know to live here was Dr. Horace P. Porter, who tried to start a coconut plantation in 1872. He abandoned the plantation after two years; by 1882 only two coconut trees remained. As the only two people known to have lived in this area, it its thought either Beasley or Porter dug this hole.

Although we call this “the well”, its function is no more clear than its creator. Why did a well when there were so many nearby springs? Why was it already dry in 1882? Why put in steps?

Speculation by park visitors has included a ceremonial bath, a root cellar, and even a dungeon. What’s your guess?”

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Happy Holidays from Fernandina Beach, Florida!

22 Dec

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Lizard Love

20 Dec

Madi and Peyton finally managed to catch a brown anole and are in lizard heaven!

Just captured!

Just captured!

Up close

Up close

Taking a nap

Taking a nap

 

 

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Taking our new bike for a spin

19 Dec

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Fernandina Beach

18 Dec

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More cool wildlife to spot!

10 Dec

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Anchored in the Toogoodoo Creek

7 Dec

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