The North Florida Amateur Radio Society (NOFARS) held a HAMfest yesterday. It was my first HAMfest, so I didn’t know what I was in for. Basically, it’s a flea market for amatuer radio equipment, and a great way to meet fellow amatuer radio operators. Below are a few of the photos I took to give you an idea of what a local HAMfest is like, and some of the equipment I found interesting.
The North Florida Chapter National Railway Historical Society held a sort of Flea Market for model trains and railroadiana last August. It was held at the estate of one of the society’s members, and featured layout tours of his three rail O-gauge (think Lionel) and S-scale (think American Flyer) layouts, pictured below.
Saturday, 20. October 2018, was a lovely day for a drive with the First Coast Miata Club. Our president, Linda French, arranged for a short drive from Mandarin (an area in the southeastern part of Jacksonville, FL) to Otttis Castle, just north of St. Augustine on Florida State Road A1A. “Castle Otttis was created as an original landscape-sculpture… ‘Done in Remembrance of JESUS CHRIST.’” The three t’s in it’s name is no typo. The three t’s represent the three crosses on Calvary. The castle is a free-lance interpretation of an Irish monastery, and is filled with religious symbolism. Let’s see if you can spot some of the symbolism in my photos:
Unfortunately, the server I’m using, hosting both of my web sites (this and Arved Grass Photography) was hacked. So I’ve had to start over. I’ll try and find some of the old posts that were popular, and repost them, but I’m going to start afresh. Please bookmark the site, and come back often!