Sailing out of St. Augustine for a few hours, some outstanding Cuban food

We've had something of a crazy and exciting day today. Our family woke up early this morning and drove up the A1A to St. Augustine to go sailing on a 40-foot Lagoon catamaran. (Lagoon is a French yacht manufacturer, headquartered in Bordeaux, which was acquired by Beneteau.) The catamaran's owner spent 13 years living on … Continue reading Sailing out of St. Augustine for a few hours, some outstanding Cuban food

Byzantine Art in St Augustine

After our survey of Moorish architecture, we backtracked several weeks in our history lessons to the Byzantine Empire. St Augustine's historical downtown is also home to the St Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, with a lot of wonderful examples of Byzantine art and iconography. The shrine also has several holy relics, including an altar made … Continue reading Byzantine Art in St Augustine