January 2012, what a month! I am glad I finally was able to convince Caroline to continue my adventure tails. Believe me, I am having a lot of fun and this year is starting out great with this wonderful boat trip on “Cat Inn Around”.
The trip was a quick but a very neat decision. It turns out that the boat had to go from Oyster Bay to Green Cove Springs, FL for maintenance. The group decided to meet early in the morning since there was some concern about fog and we had to pass the railroad bridge in Jacksonville before 12pm. That bridge is in the process of being renovated and has only two very narrow opening windows per day. Luckily there was no fog to deal with. However, it was a bit on the cool side (68° F /20°C)… well, at least for us Floridians. Yes, I am a Floridian and believe me; my little plastic body gets cold too. I bet you guys from up north call this the perfect weather to go boating. What can I say we are spoiled around here during this season.
It was a quiet day on the river, a little overcast and the water was slick as oil. Caroline enjoys that kind of light since she believes that the most beautiful images are made under these conditions. Needless to say while I enjoyed the ride, mostly in the bag, since it was rather windy, she captured some very spectacular photos of the marsh, bridges, downtown Jacksonville and later, back at Oyster Bay, the Yacht Club in the sweet light as the sun started to set. What can I say, Life is great!