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"Grandpa" Mike with the "sea beans" he gave Sue. He collects them along the local Daytona area beaches. They are actually nuts and beans from trees in South America that wash into the rivers and then to the ocean. He polishes them by hand. The small book is on Sea Beans and he gave Sue a copy. Mike is a WWII B-24 pilot that was shot down in Northern Italy and escaped with help from the underground. It is quite a story to hear!
"Grandpa" Mike with the "sea beans" he gave Sue. He collects them along the local Daytona area beaches. They are actually nuts and beans from trees in South America that wash into the rivers and then to the ocean. He polishes them by hand. The small book is on Sea Beans and he gave Sue a copy. Mike is a WWII B-24 pilot that was shot down in Northern Italy and escaped with help from the underground. It is quite a story to hear!
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Chuck's "Aft Cabin" where we stayed while Omega was being repaired in St. Augustine. His recent upgrades include A/C, refrig, furniture, a two headed outdoor shower facing the ICW, and a composting toilet that is really quite nice. We have helped with some of the work.
Chuck's "Aft Cabin" where we stayed while Omega was being repaired in St. Augustine. His recent upgrades include A/C, refrig, furniture, a two headed outdoor shower facing the ICW, and a composting toilet that is really quite nice. We have helped with some of the work.
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The Aft Cabin from the side. The beautiful old oak tree with Spanish Moss has a swing in it.
The Aft Cabin from the side. The beautiful old oak tree with Spanish Moss has a swing in it.
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The "Aft Cabin" from the main house deck with the ICW in the background. Very nice sunset views!
The "Aft Cabin" from the main house deck with the ICW in the background. Very nice sunset views!
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In the Aft Cabin with Chuck and Kathy.
In the Aft Cabin with Chuck and Kathy.
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Scott Heins from "Goldie" performs at the Trade Winds restaurant for open mike night. He is very good and does funny songs.
Scott Heins from "Goldie" performs at the Trade Winds restaurant for open mike night. He is very good and does funny songs.
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The St. Augustine lighthouse. It has a "first order" Fresnel lense. I finally found out what this means. The "order" is the size of the lense and "first" is the largest - about 12 feet in diameter! Amazing piece of technology and still about the best in the world today some 100+ years later.
The St. Augustine lighthouse. It has a "first order" Fresnel lense. I finally found out what this means. The "order" is the size of the lense and "first" is the largest - about 12 feet in diameter! Amazing piece of technology and still about the best in the world today some 100+ years later.
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I did a lot of Omega maintenance chores while the boat was hauled. One was to strip and refinish the wooden letters OMEGA on the stern.
I did a lot of Omega maintenance chores while the boat was hauled. One was to strip and refinish the wooden letters OMEGA on the stern.
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I also paid a local guy to polish the hull. It really cleaned up nicely and looks great. A lot cheaper than a $5,000 paint job!
I also paid a local guy to polish the hull. It really cleaned up nicely and looks great. A lot cheaper than a $5,000 paint job!
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