Papas World – exploring Saint Augustine – Florida

After stopping in South Saint Augustine

we decided to park just a block from the historic OLD TOWN!

The harbor at Saint Augustine
We parked and walked the seawall

We had been here maybe four years ago

but decided this time to just take a walk around

and end up at the old fort!

The air was warm – at least to us in the sun!

We walked the old streets and I thought just how commercial

this has all become.

It seemed like every other building was a ICE CREAM STORE!

And although the old buildings were still there

they were mostly shops and places to eat!

I was somewhat disappointed in that I wanted history –

and sadly – it just is not there like I expected!

However – with all these shops
they had provided a place for ME!!!!!

We still walked the old street and made our way to the OLD FORT!

Now that was still like it was all those years ago!

So we walked the sea wall
and straight ahead
is the Fort
with walls jutting out
to make a enclosed little harbor

The fort had walls that looked to me

were built so that a small rowboat

could disembark from a ship

row through a opening

and people could then step onto the steps

leading up to the area outside the fort walls.

We managed to be there at the right time!

As we stood beneath the wall

where the steps from the enclosed harbor were

we were just in time to witness the firing of the cannon!

It was loud and must of been a couple hundred people watching!

I still am amazed that this was built
all those years ago
when this country was so young!

The town itself is impressive when you consider

that there was no place to BUY materials to build it!

They had to shape all these huge boulders

and life them into place!

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The streets of OLD TOWN
Saint Augustine
almost all commercial now!

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Papas World – roads less traveled – coastal highway

We continued our trip North –

on the Coastal highway 1A1 –

toward Saint Augustine Florida!

On the entrance to the beach
just South of the old historical
Saint Augustine!

We stopped at a red light and Sherry said

“Lets turn right here & see if we can see the ocean”!

Well – it happened to be the access road to the beach

and this bar sat right there on the left hand side!

The Beachcomber Bar
and eatery
had fantastic fresh caught RED SHRIMP!
Very large steamed and peel!
Along with a honey IPA!

We had no idea but it was time to stop

for a bite to eat!

Come to find out – both Debby and Tammy had been here.

Along with some friends of ours

and other friends said they also were going to stop!

It also happened to be the entrance to the beach
and where you pay to drive on the beach
there was a very small parking lot
mostly for the Beachcomber
and a guy sat on a camp chair
directing people into and out of the lot

The shrimp were extra large

steamed and peel – with melted butter and hot sauce dip!

The beach street is called
“A ST”
And all the rules and directions to follow

While we sat outside – a lot of cars- trucks etc.

came and went in and out!

We actually ordered a half pound

and it was so good we ordered seconds!

Looking back from the beach
to the entrance and the Beachcomber

It was a relaxing time -sitting in the Sun –

eating shrimp – sipping some beer

and knowing our journey to Jacksonville Beach

would continue – but first we were going to stop


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