What an awesome weekend on the water in North East Florida!
The Players Championship was in town at the TPC Sawgrass. We have a couple of friends who used to live right here in Jacksonville, and who moved away to Louisiana. They come back every year to volunteer as marshalls at the tournament. They worked Thursday and Friday this year, and were going to watch the golf on Sunday. So on Saturday we got to take them up to or favorite anchorage for lunch and some island music!
On the way to the anchorage we heard the coast guard issue a “boat on fire” warning for Palm Valley. We soon saw the police and Sea Tow boats heading fast that way with lights blazing. We later learned that a dock with a boat had caught fire and the boat dropped onto the ICW in Palm Valley and drifted onto another dock and set that alight.
Fort George was busy, but everyone was having fun in the sun!
After the day out we came back to the home dock and had dinner ashore.
Sunday afternoon we continued what has become somewhat of a tradition. When not anchored out somewhere we take the opportunity to hit Billy’s Boathouse Grill for some beer and shrimp, and to enjoy the live music!
And of course we had the company of some beautiful mammals!
See below for more photos and videos of our fun time at Billy’s Boat House Grill!