May 4, 2008

Pt. 3-Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Amelia Island

Back at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, it was time for the Blessing of the Fleet and Best Decorated Shrimp Boat Contest.

1st place for Best Decorated Shrimp Boat went to the Miss Cheryl Ann.

2nd place went to the Island Girl.

One of the festival participants offered to pose with Marlon for a quick picture.

We wonder how much wet water would cost...

Oh, the nostalgia of the Volkswagen Bus. It is always neat to see one again. In Australia and Brazil, this vehicle is referred to as a "kombi".

Thus, the opening line of the 1980's #1 song "Down Under" by Men at Work, makes a little more sense to me now-"Traveling in a fried-out Kombi, On a hippie trail, head full of zombie."

At least now I know what a Kombi is, even if I don't understand the rest...
The Tabby House, built in 1885, is located at 27 S. 7th in the Fernandina Beach Historic District and is one of many buildings in the area on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
As you can see below, the exterior consists of crushed oyster shell and poured Portland cement.
Greetings from a pirate long dead.

This house, built in 1856, was a small cottage until Dr. W.T. Waas decided to make it into a not-so-small cottage at the end of the 19th century.
There were two stages for live entertainment at the festival featuring many different music styles.

The Fernandina Beach Post Office was built in 1912.
Florida House is Florida's oldest hotel, currently operating as a bed and breakfast inn.
Before we left the Shrimp Festival for the day, we picked up some Scooby snacks.
For more pictures, go to pictures 135-165.

To be continued...

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