St. Augustine Streets

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Since mid-February, I’ve been on a well timed journey with a plan for sailing, image making, and new “vision”.  It was a cold start from North Carolina down the Intra Coastal Waterway.  We spent a month in Beaufort, South Carolina, where we had a welcome reprieve from the weather. Then, on through Georgia and into Florida.  Over this past month St. Augustine has been our place of interest.

We docked at the municipal marina and were welcomed by our dock neighbor, Jaye.  She and Dan have been living at the marina for about six months, obviously fond of St. Augustine.  Here, Jaye is dressed as a pirate, having just returned from a day of volunteering at El Galeon Andelucia (more about this tall ship in my next post).

Angie and Jim stopped by on their way ashore from the mooring field.  We were In town just a few minutes, and already met some nice people.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention my favorite Stephan, who works at the marina, from Abitibi, Quebec. Such a nice guy.  Love his accent.

So, with the boat secured at the dock, Rob and I headed into town.  I took a DX format camera and a 28 mm fixed lens.  Since February, I have made this a practice.  The lighter load makes walking long distances all day much easier.  Also, using one focal length has forced me to “see” differently.  Although I find the limitations of a wide fixed lens bothersome, it’s very suitable for street photography.  It has been difficult not to attach a longer focal length to compress elements, at times, and I have given in to that urge and carried another lens.  Ooops.  Point is, I’m working on new vision.