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May 20, 2013 - Moored spot 11 @ Pelican Roost!
After 3100 miles we have come to rest at our last and longest stop at Pelican Roost, Naval Station Mayport. We'll be joining up with a large group of friends to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, and looking forward to relaxing and reminiscing over our last 1 1/2 months on the road. Two more weeks then home to recharge the coach for the next trip. Pelican Roost is one of our favorite spots - how can you not like looking out over the jetties with ships of the greatest Navy in the world arriving and departing the harbor, with dozens of...Jump to full entry
Apr 24, 2013 - Mayport, FL (Jacksonville)
4/24/13, Wednesday After saying goodbye to a few new friends we made at Patrick AFB, we hit the road for Mayport, FL, just outside Jacksonville, about 10 miles or so from the Georgia border. We are staying at the Mayport Naval Station (Pelican Roost RV Park) which is at the mouth of the St. Johns River. We look out onto the river and can watch the ships come and go. Not only are there navy ships and submarines, but commercial container ships too. This afternoon, we watched a couple of dolphins playing in the river right out in front of us....Jump to full entry
Jan 3, 2013 - Mayport, Florida
We departed Leitner Lake, Fort Gordon this morning at 8:30. The 280 mile drive to Naval Station Mayport was easy, though rainy all day long. Rebecca drove the first half. This is only an overnight stay, we're on our way to Key West, with only one more overnight stop. We will leave here about 8 a.m. tomorrow with a longer day behind the wheel. It'll be about 290 miles. Our long time readers know we were here last spring and knew it would be a good overnight stop.Jump to full entry
Nov 10, 2012 - Sunrise & Seafood
From Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, FL ... Saturday, November 10, 2012 In our bedroom in Ali's Cat, we have two small windows on each side of the bed. Last night Charlie slept with the shade open on his window so that the first morning light would wake him up. So it woke him up at 6:15am, and he then woke me up, excited to report how beautiful the pre-sunrise sky was. We somewhat reluctantly got up, dressed, grabbed our coffees, and walked down to the beach to watch the sun come up. The sun rose at 6:48am, and it did not...Jump to full entry
Sep 9, 2012 - Sunset at Mayport...
Great holiday week here at Mayport, plenty to do and a great way to celebrate my 62nd birthday and coming of age for Social Security! Woo Hoo! Great lunch with Jeanne and friends Tom and Mary at Safe Harbor over in Mayport Village, watching the pelicans float and wait for their next meal from the fishing boats. Just a pleasant way to enjoy a meal. Follow that up with some relaxation at several local beach spots listening to jazz and even a little heavy metal and rap, a nice way to spend a birthday. Being along the jetties and watching ships...Jump to full entry
Sep 4, 2012 - Once in a Blue Moon...
Labor Day weekend begins and no better place for a holiday than Pelican Roost at Naval Station Mayport. Arrived mid afternoon Friday, just in time for the arrival of the Guided Missile Cruiser USS Philippine Sea, a long time fixture here at the Mayport basin. Welcome Back sailors! I just don't know how you can beat being set up along the jetties and the view through the RV window watching the Blue Moon rising is simply spectacular. Nice relaxing evening with friends who are also camped out for the week, and time to catch up on some trip...Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2012 - Boils and Boats...
It's the weekend at Pelican Roost here at Naval Station Mayport, and relaxation is the name of the game. Survived all the storms and rain over the last few days, but with the good weather comes some fun times with friends here at the site. Being a big Food Network fan, I'd heard about an Irish Pub here in Atlantic Beach that has been made popular (or more popular) by the networks own Guy Fieri who did a segment on his Diners, Drive-ins and Dives show. We sampled some great corned beef and a mouthwatering meatloaf sandwich, along with some...Jump to full entry
May 28, 2012 - Shrimp, Ships, and Sea Breezes...and then some!
Our return trip to Mayport,where I spent 3 years onboard the USS FORRESTAL (CV-59), to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with several RVing friends. Street Fleet is running smooth and trouble free, and we're looking forward to this week of relaxation. We're also watching Tropical Storm Beryl take form in the Atlantic so this should be interesting. Planning a low country boil for Memorial Day, we ventured out on Sat to a local Seafood Market and Restaurant - Safe Harbor, where you pick out your fresh catch and they cook it for you as you...Jump to full entry
Apr 23, 2012 - NS Mayport, Jacksonville, FL (again)
After a great nights sleep at the Golden Acres ranch, we awoke refreshed and invigorated. Now looking forward to a short drive to Mayport. We came back to Naval Station Mayport after five weeks in Panama City Beach at that Naval base. We're here for just one week before moving up the coast. We'll be doing a couple clean-up & fix-up projects while here. In addition, to some golfing we'll get some walking and talking time. They are dredging the shipping channel on this entrance of the St. Johns River, the work continues 24/7. Sometimes it...Jump to full entry
Mar 11, 2012 - The Adventure Begins...
Our shakedown cruise with Street Fleet finds us headed to Naval Station Mayport Pelican Roost RV Park - just a short trip across the water (St John's River). This is a great facility with full hook ups and a view across the jetty towards the mouth of the St. John's River in one direction and the Atlantic to the other. Joining our good friends Dave and Lisa Walsh for this first trip, which makes the voyage that much better. After a week of packing and shifting loads between storage areas, we finally have the hatches battened for the road...Jump to full entry
Mar 8, 2012 - Mayport, FL
Getting our normal, lazy start on the 7th, we drove from Savannah to Mayport Navy Station, which is located to the east of Jacksonville. We knew before we got there, the campground was full and we would be dry camping in the overflow spaces. Mayport had been on our itinerary since we starting planning this trip to the SE and we were thrilled that Dave and Rebecca Fuller (prize winning bloggers on this website) would be there at the same time. They are RVers we’d met about five years ago and whose company we really enjoy. They were traveling...Jump to full entry
Mar 6, 2012 - Naval Station Mayport, FL
Our two coaches departed Pointes West Army Resort about 9:15 a.m. and drove the easy 280 miles, taking Hwy 25 to I-16 to I-95 then due south to Naval Station Mayport, Florida. We made several stops along the way for fuel and food. we pulled into Pelican Roost on NS Mayport at 4:50 p.m. This is a nice place, with 60 sites and the feeling of the tropics all around. The little breeze off the ocean and humidity. The park is well managed, clean and orderly. We got set up quickly, then set out for the beach on the Atlantic side. This park sits on...Jump to full entry