Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mayport's Pelican Roost Campground


We got off to a good start by 10AM on Monday morning after hitching-up and doing our "pre-flight" checks..  We stopped to refuel the motorhome and after an easy 180 mile drive from Charleston, we arrived at Jacksonville's Mayport base by 3 o'clock. 


The campground is certainly first-class and deserves its reputation as one of the best family campgrounds in the military.  We booked a waterfront pull thru site.  Each site is quite spacious with concrete pads and full hook-ups. 

Most of the sites face basically toward the North where breakwaters form the shipping channel.  However, on the East side of Mayport's peninsula there is also a gorgeous sandy beach where Barney got his chance romp in the sand and to sample the salty surf.


Our windshield looks out on and main entrance channel to the Jacksonville port.  Over the last couple of days we have seen the passage of a number of large civilian container ships as well as some military vessels (including a cruiser and an amphibious landing dock).





We've yet to do any tourist style activity choosing instead to request mail from our mail forwarding service; do some laundry; and some necessary grocery shopping at the nearby commissary and Naval Exchange; Ina also located a fairly good sized Korean grocery store.

Here's the skyline at sunset.  If I can get up early enough there may be the chance for some great sunrise pictures.