A PERIPATETIC JOURNEY
not all who wander are lost
We left our Cumberland Island anchorage at daybreak to begin the day-long sail to St. Augustine, FL. Since it was Halloween (or just because the unused cookie mix had been sitting in the galley for an excruciatingly long time), Isla had pumpkin spice cookies on her mind. I don't have an 'after photo', but everyone thought the cookies were a big success.
After an uneventful sail, we arrived in St. Augustine around 4:00. We picked up our mooring - with a great view of the Castillo de San Marcos - and began to prepare for the night's festivities. Over the past few days, the kids had been brainstorming costumes, changing their minds, and having their hopes dashed by the reminder that we did not have a car and could not go to Target or a fabric store for supplies. In the end, Eoin dressed as a ninja, Isla dressed as a summer nymph, and Marin went as herself. We dinghied to shore, met up with the Alkemi crew, and the ten of us descended on MOJO Old City BBQ for a pre-festivities dinner. The cemetery full of gnarled old trees festooned with Spanish moss across the street was a fitting backdrop.
Once we finished eating, it was time to trick-or-treat. We found a street lined with moss-draped trees and beautiful old homes festively and creatively decorated for Halloween. At one house, the entire family was artfully posed as zombies on the porch and front yard, eliciting squeals of delight from both adults and kids. The kids' interest in trick-or-treating soon waned so we walked in the old city for a while, stopped for popsicles at The Hyppo, and headed back to the boats for a well-earned good night's sleep.
McGlynn family 5 (Isla, Marin, Eoin, Kendall, and Brian) sailing Counting Stars