Amelia Island holly

Amelia Island holly
Amelia sand dune

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Moment of Tranquility

When we feel like getting away, but not far, we head for the Mayport St. John's Ferry off island
and take a 7 minute breather on a ferry boat.  Slow and stately, we are watched by the pelican sentinels on either side of the piers. If in luck, we get a great shot like the beautiful one I got of this pelican skipping along the water,  My photography Mom always told me....just keep snapping. It worked!!

The Mayport St. John's Ferry is the
last remaining one in the entire state
of Florida and precious to us all.  It offers an alternative to 28 miles of highway drive.  But, more than that it lets you breathe and enjoy the antics of dolphins and pelicans.  Ever notice that pelicans have all kinds of different markings on their heads and necks....hmmm, have to look that up one of these days.  There have been threats to stop the ferry due to budget stuff but a hue and cry goes up and the funding is found.  Hmmmmm.

Meantime there are 7 minutes of just the sound of the boat moving across
the river and the flapping of wings.  You slowly get off the boat and make your way along the river still enjoying the quiet before getting into more traffic. Before that though meander along the shoreline where only a fisherman or two dots
your view of the wide St. John's.

I love the St. John's Ferry....perfectly goes with "feeling groovy".....
                                                          brings out the poet in me...


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