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July 20th 2014Rain From the West

Rain From the West

A Model A comes to the Argosy

A Model A comes to the Argosy

Jump into some fun!

Jump into some fun!

This cloud looks just like a bunny.

This bunny hopped right by the Argosy!

Sandals are left behind for a walk on the beach

Sandals are left behind for a walk on the beach

fishing boat at sunset

fishing boat at sunset

Come see the moon rise for yourself. Call us at 386-441-0630 or email us at [email protected]

That isn't the sun!!

That isn't the sun!! Moon rise over the Argosy Biketoberfest 2013

This rainbow appeared on September 29, 2013

A Morning Rainbow

A Morning Rainbow

Here is the close up of the rainbow below taken September 16,2013A beautiful mix of clouds, blue sky and a rainbow Here’s an email from one of our customers:                                                                                                            To Greg and Sharon Clark at Argosy motel in Ormond Beach, for posting on your website.
What a wonderful adventure we experienced recently staying at the Argosy motel in Ormond Beach.

The laid-back, peaceful feel from the low-stress, retro, family-run location was refreshing and renewing.
It was like having my high-school bedroom dropped in the middle of a sand dune by the sea, and the owners became trusted neighbors.

Yes, there was wi-fi, but the fast pace of today’s real life slipped away into the ocean, which was a short sandy path through low dunes to the aqua water and blue sky at the beach. There was no high-rise elevator to contend with, no busy tourists to bump into, just a few cottages in the sand and relaxed visitors sitting on little porches at sunset enjoying the warm Florida nights.

Greg Clark said his family from up north gathered together all they had together to build the place more than 60 years ago, but he had no knowledge of the story behind the Argosy name. Well here’s what I think:

I believe the Clark predecessors were fans of the colorful fiction magazines, printed on cheap pulp paper from the late 1880s through the mid 1900s, before television.

Argosy, a magazine of action and adventure stories of all kinds, was one of the most popular of those pulp fiction magazines which faded after World War II when there was a paper shortage and television stole the attention of the nation. Greg said he doesn’t know that to be so, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. And for sure our adventure at the wonderful Argosy was every bit as enjoyable and entertaining as those pop culture magazines were to the solid American families of an earlier era.

Thank you Greg and Sharon for an amazing and wonderful experience.
Best, Audrey Parente and Rich Harvey

Beautiful clouds

Beautiful clouds

Here is the beauty in the coming rain. August 17th

Turtle tracks

Turtle tracks

A Sea Turtle visits the beach in front of the Argosy on August 2, 2013!

Turtle tracks, the close up

Turtle tracks, the close up

Here’s the path the turtle took taking a tour of the beach right in front of the Argosy.

Two happy customers, Mario and Marguerite

Two happy customers, Mario and Marguerite

Mario and Marguerite kindly sent us the next 4 photos for us beach bums to post on our website.

Argosy's sunrise in July

Argosy's sunrise in July

Argosy Motel's private beach

Argosy Motel’s private beach
Argosy's mascot: the bunny

Argosy's mascot: the bunny

Boy, is this bunny hard to photograph! The bunnies have been living in the dunes by the pool deck for the last couple of years.

4th of July fireworks at Argosy

4th of July fireworks at Argosy
Fourth of July at the Argosy
Fourth of July at the Argosy

A guest at the Argosy took this picture of fireworks over the beach and guests watching from the pool deck. Her name is Debo and you can see more of her work at debophotographer.com

Argosy at Night by Debo

Argosy at Night by Debo

This picture of Argosy at Night is by Debo as well.

Rainbow Over the Argosy

Rainbow Over the Argosy

On June 29, 2013 this inspiring rainbow dazzled guests with its colors.

Summer Solstice at the Argosy

Summer Solstice at the Argosy

The first day of summer started out as a foggy morning at the Argosy.

Dog with Argosy surf board

Argosy Ryder Surfboards

Cool Dog with Argosy surfboard

1960c Customer Picture of the Argosy
1960c Customer Picture of the Argosy

A customer recently stayed with us and brought along this picture. They kindly allowed us to put it on our site for all to enjoy the “good old days”.

Greg Clark, Owner of the Argosy

Greg Clark, Owner of the Argosy

Greg in is favorite chair!

The Argosy Sign at Sunset

The Argosy Sign at Sunset

Another beautiful day goes to sleep.This was taken June 12, 2013

Sunrise at the Argosy
It is morning at the Argosy

The Sunrise says, “Wake up and enjoy the day!”

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