Quality of Life….Mountain Biking the Egans Creek Greenway

Earlier today, I spent some time with a drone photographer, creating a video tour of an exceptional listing. The dolphin show up at the end of the dock every few visits and I’ve encountered a resident hawk on the last two visits. After a long day, starting with email at 7AM, my wife, […]

So Many Water Views….All Excellent!

What happens when water views just aren’t bad….on any side of the property?  I recently listed a property with some truly fantastic views and just thought I’d share.  Curb appeal from the water side leaves nothing to be desired.  Located on a point of land, this site is just about 1 mile west of Oyster […]

Shrimp Festival 53, Fernandina and Lucky Place for Locals

Shrimp Festival is here again. 53 years! Growing from what I remember as shrimp boat races and a short trip to look at the art, into beauty contests, beard growing contests, staggering crowds and more, the growth fills the Historic District and the entire island. Like many locals, I’ll enjoy a visit to the event […]

Road Tour Today 11:30 to 2:00 in Historic Downtown Fernandina

“The Reliable Carriers Eight Flags Road Tour" is today, Friday, March 11, 2016. Fifty+ (50+) vehicles will be on public display in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.  This is a rally, so times may vary, but a good guess is arrival around 11:30 or 12:00.  If interested in a full event schedule for the weekend….a direct […]

Thoughts Leaving City Commission

Over the last two years, I served as Mayor of the City of Fernandina Beach.  The opportunity to give back was an incredible experience and I have no regrets.  I am proud to have been a part of a number of projects in the last three years.  Some, I initiated, some I helped complete or […]

Roof Leak, Delay and Unplanned Win for Owner

Roof leaks can be tricky, especially when the leak isn’t on the property you represent.  Last year a sale imploded, after a very minor leak created a stain in the ceiling.  The buyer wanted a repair of the leak, but unfortunately, the leak started on the neighbor’s roof…..flowing below skylight flashing and onto an exterior […]

Rendezvous Festival on Amelia Island


The festival has been ongoing for the past week, but almost invisible to locals.  I had the pleasure of meeting the director of tonight’s feature film, “The Better Half”.  The films are generally all independent efforts by film makers from across the world.  People are here from across the country, Europe, Asia, and yes….even […]

Shrimp Festival 2015

Just looking back at the last 51 years, I can see the absolutely amazing change here on the island. Back, when I was a kid, I remember the wooden docks and calls from friends with shrimp boats to buy shrimp off the boat. On holidays, I’d spend time at the beach, sometimes sneaking into Fort […]

FBMS First Game of the Year

Playing a school more than twice the size isn’t always the best way to win, but is a great way to teach kids how to play harder.  Watching the game and crowd of friendly locals, really makes me proud to live in Fernandina.  Great entertainment, $2.00 pizza and $1.00 drinks……conversation with friends you don’t […]

Historic Districts in Fernandina….more than you imagine.

Ever think of developing or remodeling a home on Amelia Island?  The attached map shows the location of local historic districts, requiring added review before contruction.   The result is a local tourism draw and a fine example of historic preservation, seldom seen.  The additional trouble is worth the recognition in the area, added value and […]