Sunday, December 13, 2009
A week at Mayport Naval Station is coming to a close. It has been a week of generally poor weather with heavy rain and high winds. In fact there were only two days where you could comfortable sit outside. We did manage to get together for a chat with John Schrinner, who served with me in Philadelphia and recently moved to the area. It was good to visit after so many years.
The campground sits right on the St Johns River as it reaches the ocean. This is an ideal location for ship watching, as they enter or depart the port. Due to the weather, sometimes we had to observe the traffic thru a wet front window. The beach fronting on the Atlantic is just a short walk away and we did get in some walks on the beach. After the heavy winds there was plenty of surf breaking on the channel boundary rocks.
In addition to the ship traffic, there was the pass in review by groups of dolphins, which were very entertaining but hard to catch with the camera. Being a military base we were also entertained by the training sessions, some of which were accomplished almost behind the motorhome.
We plan on returning again, hopefully with better weather.