St. Augustine, a Spanish enclave

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in USA

On our way south we drove through Virginia, parts of North and South Carolina and saw some nice spots of Georgia before we finally arrived in Florida. In the visitor center a German-American couple recommended us St. Augustine. The city was really gorgeous.

The Anastasia State Park was like a fairy tale and we stayed for 3 days. While Rita and Dieter explored the long, empty beach, Micha and I did some repairs at the 5th wheel.

One of the elbow connectors of our water pump was broken so it was dripping. Every time when the pressure fell the pump started to pump again. For sure there were no spare parts for this pump and at the home depot we couldn’t find anything that would fit. But finally Micha found something to improvise and now it is running again without dripping. While Micha fixed the water pump I was busy repairing our door.

In the afternoon we went into St. Augustine and felt like leaving America and entering Spain. Small alleys twisted through the old town along the Fort Castillo de San Marcos. The Flagler College and Lightner Museum reminded us on the Alhambra.

After all this sightseeing we enjoyed a cold cider with a beautiful view over the river.

Let’s do some more planning for our next trip.