Wednesday, June 1, 2011

St. Augustine

Five members of the PBC Photo Walkers (plus one friend visiting from Germany) traveled about 3 1/2 hours north to St. Augustine for Memorial Day weekend.


I expected it to be an exhausting yet productive weekend and I wasn't disappointed. We arrived on Friday night and after parking in a REALLY tiny spot, we checked into this fun "hostel" called the Pirate Haus Inn.


What a fun place! The staff were really fun and this place was RIGHT in the center of town. Most rooms can fit up to 6 people (a queen & two twin bunk beds) but our room only had 3 of us and it was really perfect. We got up super early in the morning to take pictures of sunset and when we got back to the room (to retrieve Dina who slept in) our host was making really cool pancakes.

(note - The picture was edited a little strangely on my iPhone)

I'm not going to list every place we went because I've already recorded my entire trip on Foursquare via two iphone apps, Foursquare and Instagram. I started using Foursquare for the first time this past weekend, instead of Yelp, and I started using Instagram about a month ago (I'm "Tammster" on Instagram). I have been told this is very nerdy but I find it's a fun way to kind of keep a diary of my travels in town and out of town. Please feel free to follow me.

As I said, we really did a great job touring the city so my plan is to split this up into multiple posts... unless I totally forget the remaining posts like I've done before. In this post I'll share my pictures of the St. Augustine Intracoastal Waterway. We stayed literally one block away so we had many opportunities to take pictures here and we made specific trips for sunrise and sunset. We also took a spur-of-the-moment scenic sunset cruise aboard the Victory III, and I was very excited about my sunset shots.


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(Edited with my new favorite iPhone photo editing app, 100 Cameras in 1)


(This picture came out very boring so I decided to add a texture and play with the tones)


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