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sailing and diving around the world
So, much to my delight, turns out we showed up for the King of Spain's visit. Had no idea Spain, or any other country, besides England, still did the King and Queen thing, but there it is. Everyone showed up to cheer him and his supermodel queen on. St. Augustine is quite an interesting and fun place anyway, but the royal visit brought out all the fancy trim. The police presence was there, was it wasn't restricting in any way. We were all free to walk around and take in all the sites.
I took some video, and managed to get everybody except the King. He actually walked by me, about six feet, and I was standing there with my camera held high over my head, thinking that I was filming, but I had hit the pause button, by accident. I'm not into this royalty stuff, but lots of people are and I was really excited to get him on video for you guys. I did get some video of him giving his speech.
St. Augustine is the oldest, continually occupied city in the United States. I think the reason for the King's visit was because the city was celebrating its 450th birthday. In any case, St. Augustine is definitely worth a visit. The marina was great, except the wifi signal wasn't strong enough to get to the boat. The staff are friendly and accommodating, and the facilities are immaculate. Everything that is interesting to see, just about, is within walking distance from the marina.
I've got videos coming. The gentleman playing the didgeridoo is Jim, and his little dog is Tanner. The older gentleman, smoking the cigar, in the other video, is Don Carver. Had a ball listening to his stories. He's 78 years old, so he's seen a thing or two. His family has been in the States since the beginning of time.