The Big Trip: St Augustine

St Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European established settlement within the United States. Ordinarily we are not beach holiday people but St Augustine is more than just a white sandy beach.

Heading out of Savannah and down into Florida we were nearly in a car accident, the details of which we spoke about in our video.

Our hotel was located on St Augustine Beach located on Anastasia Island to the east of St Augustine city. We took a walk along the beach and were able to spot both dolphins just off of the beach.

We drove into the city and enjoyed a free tour of the St Augustine Distillery. The distillery make small batch vodka, rum, gin and whiskey in a historically renovated ice manufacturing plant from 1917.  On the tour we learnt about the history of the building and distilling in Florida and were able to sample a Florida Mule, a New World Gin and Tonic and their Small Batch Rum.

Following the tour we walked around the “Old Town”.  First we visited the Castillo de San Marcos.  It is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States and it was built between 1672 and 1695.  After this we saw the beautiful Lightner Museum and Flagler College.

After such a fleeting visit, we would definitely like to return to St Augustine at some point even if it is just to slob around on the stunning beach!

Here are a few of our favourite photos from our trip:

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