Apr 11 – Wed
Today we moved from New Smyrna to Palm Coast Florida.
The ride to Palm Coast was pretty uneventful, but as we got closer to Palm Coast, the houses got much nicer with huge lanai’s. Each home also had their own boathouse & lift. The ICW looked funny with all the boat houses lining the river.
We docked at The Palm Coast Marina.
Due to the weather delays in New Smyrna, we will stay only one night in Palm Coast.
So here is our 1 afternoon/night review.
The marina is nice but not glamorous. It has a nice outdoor area with lounge chairs to chill out at. It also has individual bath houses with shower/toilet/sink all in the same room – most marinas have separate shower rooms.
Similar to New Smyrna, the folks are really nice. We must have had 5 different people stop by to say hi when they saw the AGLCA flag on the bow & the Michigan home port on the stern of the boat.
The marina is just off the ICW in a nice tree-lined protected cove. The winds were again high on the ICW (25mph) but nice and calm in the marina harbor.
The surrounding resort was very nice.
We had to walk thru the resort to the curvy road main drag, where we walked about a 1/4 mile to a place called The European Village.
The European Village was an area with, guess what – shops, restaurants, pubs, etc.
The European Village did appear to have a bit of a European look, with tall exterior walls of condos & the restaurants/shops/pubs lining the interior perimeter of the town square. The village had a wide variety of foods from different ethnicities.
Due to budgetary constraints, and the fact that we spent at lot of $$ at the New Smyrna restaurants, we settled for pizza at an Italian place called Mezzaluna.
The ambiance was pretty good (they had the mandatory photo of the Rat Pack), the pie was just “OK”.
Next Stop = St Augustine Florida
It is supposed to be a great city, and founded in 1565, is reported as the oldest European settlement that is still inhabited in the United States.
We will be there for 1 week.