Bucaneer

Buccaneer


Hard at work!

Hard at work!

As field trip coordinator for the South East Volusia Camera Club (SEVCC), I write a synopsis of our Club field trips for our monthly newsletter. I am that sharing that here as well.

March 07, 2009 not only commemorated the historic sack of St. Augustine (1668), but was also the date that twelve SEVCC “Raiders” stormed the city, cameras at the ready.

The group gathered first at the Colonial Spanish Quarter in Old Town. There we found an encampment site set up by colorful Sack of St. Augustine reenactment participants (Searles Buccaneers) dressed in period costumes and displaying historic weaponry, utensils and other gear.

Then the enthusiastic SEVCC group set out in various directions and spent the rest of the morning exploring historic sites in Old Town, Tolomato Cemetery, St. George Street, Flagler College and Memorial Presbyterian Church (built by Henry Flagler), to name just a few.

So much to see! Finding ourselves at different locations around lunch time, some dined at the picturesque Mill Top Tavern while others enjoyed a hearty meal at a Drug Store Museum / Restaurant.

A group of four tireless explorers, including me, remained through the afternoon. First, we visited the serene grounds of the Nombre de Dios Mission where we found an old cemetery, religious statues, and a vine-covered chapel.

The last stop was the Fountain of Youth Park, home to resplendent peacocks, both colored and pure white. Although all four of us drank the rejuvenating waters, only one reports any change in appearance. (Scientific evidence is still pending on that claim.)

Reports from the field indicate that hundreds of shots were taken by the dauntless SEVCC raiders, some of which I happily share with you! Lyn

Child's Grave, Nombre de Dios Mission

Child's Grave, Nombre de Dios Mission


White Peacock, Fountain of Youth Park

White Peacock, Fountain of Youth Park

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