Ted's Big Perimeter Ride 2014---Day 7

Neptune Beach, FL to Titusville, FL
Date: June 9, 2014 tb...Updated 6/22/2014 leftArrowSmall.jpg rightArrowSmall.jpg home.gif

First headed to St. Augustine. Places visited include the Castillo de San Marcos, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and Flagler College. Then on to Daytona Beach for the Beach and (of course) the Raceway.

Riding time: 9 hours 23 minutes

Actual distance:
    Today = 166 miles,
    Total   = 1,410 miles

Average Miles/Gallon for trip: 38.1
Average Price/Gallon for day:  $4.24 (Premium Grade)
    (Florida is the highest to date)


Gas Used to Date:  $140.28

./IMG_0295.JPG 12:12 PM - Following the Highway A1A down the coast, a little amusement at the intersection...
12:52 PM - Free parking for motorcycles :-)
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Castillo de San Marcos - Even a non-history buff will be totally impressed after seeing this and will want to learn more! Not only is this an historic site, but you will have a great view of the St. Augstin bay, they also put on a show shooting the cannon on the roof, very interesting to see. When planning your visit, please keep in mind the average visitor spends between one and two hours at the Park.

Having a National Park Service Card allows free enterance to ALL NPS facilities. A great bargain for a $10 lifetime membership.
12:19 PM - St. Augustine is the oldest permanent settlement in the continental US. For 235 years it was the political, military, and religious capitol of the Provence of Florida from which Spain exercised juristiction over a vast geographical region.
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12:28 PM - One of the great views of the St. Augstin bay
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1:14 PM - St. Augustine Lighthouse
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1:10 PM - With a lovely staircase to the top
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1:16 PM - View of the Castillo de San Marcos from the top of the lighthouse.
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1:16 PM - The view out toward the ocean.
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1:17 PM - The view down to the lightkeepers "Mansion"
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1:56 PM - I arrived at Flagler College just in time fot the 2PM tour
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2:15 PM - For a short tutorial on Henry Flagler
follow this link.
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The beautiful rotunda in the main atrium of, what is now, Flagler College
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2:25 PM - An early Tiffiny window in the dining room
(one of many).
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2:44 PM - The fileplace in the women's lounge.
One of the largest single pieces of alabaster rests above the fireplace opening, and beneath an origional Thomas Edison electric clock.
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4:55 PM - The main gate at the Speeday.
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4:59 PM - Heading into town toward the beach
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5:23 PM - At the famous beach entrance, which was temporaly closed to motor vehicles.
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