A wander with Pippi Longstocking around historic Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island

After the Bahamas trip was cut short due to the bad weather, we headed back across to USA. We spent two nights in a quaint town on the border of Florida and Georgia called Amelia Island at Fernandina Beach. This historic town is home to a fictional childhood icon of mine, Pippi Longstocking. The film, based on the Swedish books written by Astrid Lindgren, was filmed in the Fernandina Beach in 1987. This fun fact made the destination that much more appealing so I couldn’t wait for my break to be able to explore the historic town.

Do you remember Pippi Longstocking?

Do you remember Pippi Longstocking?

Armed with my sunglasses and camera in hand, I meandered up Centre Street and popped in at various stores, art galleries, coffee shops and the oldest Floridian Bar called the Palace Saloon. Along the way, I almost expected to see a modern day Pippi, with her wired red pig-tails, up to some mischief. Unfortunately, that was left to my imagination and childhood nostalgia. Nevertheless, I found some treasures including a throw pillow (as seen below), a pair of silver anchor earrings and a whale-patterned hand bag. Yes, my USA east coast retail therapy relapses are back 😉

Here is a little photo-montage of my afternoon stroll around historic Fernandina Beach… don’t you just love the old school Coca-Cola sign? L<3VE!

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island

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2 Responses to A wander with Pippi Longstocking around historic Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island

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