Constance Daphne Sea Maiden 3 Maidenus Voluptuosus

Through the winter of 1832 the HMS Baci, ever vigilant for “Sea Maidens”, sailed southward into warmer waters, bad luck cruising in her wake. One gusty afternoon, Sir Edmund Roberts, the naturalist charterer was on deck seeking to repair his abominable relations with the ship’s captain. Captain Fitzwillie’s hat, he called out, was singularly handsome. […]

February 19, 2020 popeye3165

Saint Augustine Lighthouse with boats in foreground looking across the intracoastal waterway

This photograph features a view of the Saint Augustine Lighthouse from the downtown area looking across the intracoastal waterway. The Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) is a 3,000-mile (4,800 km) inland waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States, running from Boston, Massachusetts, southward along the Atlantic Seaboard and around the southern tip […]

February 8, 2020 popeye3165

Mermaid Noel – Sea Maiden 45 Maidenus Celebratus, sighted December 25, 1835

Of all the stories related by Sir Edmund Roberts, world adventurer, naturalist and explorer, one of the most endearing is his account of Christmas Day, 1835. The good ship Baci was becalmed as crew and captain celebrated in their own ways the significance of the day. A service was held, then later, gifts exchanged, hymns […]

February 2, 2020 popeye3165

Saint Augustine Lighthouse Viewed from Downtown St. Augustine

This photograph of the Saint Augustine lighthouse has a view point looking across the Matanzas River (Intracoastal Waterway) in downtown St. Augustine south of the city marina. The Matanzas River is located in northeast Florida. It runs from St. Augustine Inlet near St. Augustine, Florida, to right around Gamble Rodgers State Park, where it becomes […]

January 30, 2020 popeye3165

Mermaid Isabel – Maidenus Rotuda Sighted December 25, 1834

The Sandwich Islands now far astern, HMS Baci set a course for her next destination, that being north to the Aleutian Islands. Cold weather dogged them, along with gales and squalls. Gnarly Dan assured Sir Edmund that multitudinous Sea Maidens should be in the offering, it being the season for (of course) their ‘northing’, as […]

January 27, 2020 popeye3165

Saint Augustine Lighthouse in the Distance view from Anastasia Island State Park

This photograph features a view of the Saint Augustine Lighthouse from the view point of Anastasia Island State Park. This image looks north over the salt marsh from the main parking lot of the Anastasia Island State Park. The Anastasia Island State Park is a great place to visit if you are coming to Saint […]

January 25, 2020 popeye3165

Mermaid Barbara – Sea Maiden 28

Sailing blithely over the bounding main, Sir Edmund Roberts, Sea Maiden quester and adventurer, at last reached the Islands of the Galapagos without further incident. Weeks of exploring ashore befuddled the naturist completely, he at a loss to explain the profound diversity of the fauna inhabiting or merely using as a breeding grounds each distant […]

January 22, 2020 popeye3165

Saint Augustine Lighthouse Lantern or Lamp Room

The Saint Augustine Lighthouse lantern/lamp room (in the old days it was called LANTHORN) houses a Fresnel lens which was crafted in France in the late 1800s. The revolving lens produces a fixed white light, varied every three minutes by a white flash, at a focal plane of 165 feet. Originally fueled by lard oil, […]

January 19, 2020 popeye3165

Saint Augustine Lighthouse with Moon in Background

Photograph of the Saint Augustine Lighthouse with trees in the foreground and the moon in the background. The St. Augustine lighthouse sits on the northern end of Anastasia Island, where the nearby Matanzas River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Several towers have been built in this area throughout the years overlooking the inlet that leads […]

January 12, 2020 popeye3165

Saint Augustine Lighthouse Looking back from Lighthouse Park

This photograph of the Saint Augustine lighthouse was taken at the nearby Lighthouse Park and fishing pier located at 442 Ocean Vista Avenue St Augustine, FL 32080 (GPS 29° 53’10.45″ N    81° 17’10.74″ W). Lighthouse Park features a free fishing pier, a picnic area, small playground, boat ramp and restrooms. The fishing is about […]

January 11, 2020 popeye3165