|If I had a land home, this is the kind I would want.|
We had to open two bridges on our way to Marineland. The first bridge, The Bridge of Lions, is in St. Augustine. Other cruisers have told us about the bridge tender. He doesn't hold the bridge. The bridge only opens on the hour and half hour. Many people said that they have had to wait the full half hour between openings. We got to the bridge at 3 minutes before the hour, the light was still green. Matt was talking to the bridge tender and saw the light change to yellow. I gunned the engine a went full speed ahead. The light turned to green and we made it through the bridge. Never ran a yellow light in a boat before. I think all the driving in the DC area teaches you to be fearless. The next bridge was easy. You hail the bridge tender and he opens the bridge. No need to gun the engine to make the light. Matt was much happier.
Got to Marineland without a problem. Pulled into the slip and got all tied up. Going to do exploring tomorrow.