It’s 10:00 AM at the docks in Palatka, Florida and the gang is preparing for the next leg of the St. Johns River Cruise, starting in Palatka and ending in Crescent City. Today we have been invited to join Jim Staib aboard “Lucky 7” – Jim’s very cool Chris-Craft U-22.
Palatka is home to St. Johns River State College, St. Johns River Water Management District Headquarters, and Ravine Gardens State Park. The area is well known for its local festivals, most notably the Florida Azalea Festival and the Blue Crab Festival.
The docks are busy with folks packing up their supplies for another beautiful day on the water in east central Florida.
Lift and Sniff, check the oil, etc. The great part about these popular river cruises are the wide range of boats that participate each year…
A nice looking Continental ready to rip…
Hey I think that’s Norman from Tennessee in his little Pre-War Chris-Craft… Norman is is a veteran of many river cruises over the years, and always likes to get a head start on the group.
“Rum Runner” had some mud in the water intake and was being towed in for service.
Paul & Karen sporting their new Woodys for Boobies and Sons of Varnish tee shirts today.
A cool Carlson fiberglass classic was also preparing for a day of fun cruising on the trip down the river.
“Contact” – Almost ready for the fleet to take off – Watch out, that first step off the dock is a big one…
Stay tuned and join us throughout the day for updates as we take you for a special Woody Boater trip along the St Johns River… As long as we have cell coverage! WoooHooo!