The Great Cross stands more than 200 feet high and was built to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine. It stands at the waters edge on the grounds of the Mission of Nombre de Dios which also traces its origin to St. Augustine’s founding and the first parish mass.
This is the view from our table on the deck at Aunt Kates while enjoying dinner last night. Sunset and the storm moving in created a glorious show complete with rolling thunder. Fortunately, we made it home before it caught up with us.
Bulow Creek in Flagler County offers a 15-mile canoe trail through marshes and hammocks. Launch at the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historical Site. The trail ends at the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Highbridge Road. It’s an easy paddle for beginners.
For much of the second half of the 19th century, Captain Isaac Henry (my great great grandfather) was a riverboat captain carrying goods and people up and down the Savannah River. Today these buildings house shops, restaurants and nightclubs but in Captain Henry’s day there were no landscaped parks or fancy hotels. It was the commercial hub for goods moving into and out of Georgia.