Welcome to our Folklore Collection! Below you can explore stories of different topics and themes that help define the Matanzas River. "Icons" memorializes the unique people, places, events of our region; "Storms" documents residents' experiences in major storm events; "Bites," pays tribute the foodways of the Matanzas; and "Fish Stories" features awesome accounts of man and nature.

Adam Morley

Adam Morley

“It was definitely one of those "don't try this at home" stories. But I'd never listen to those warnings.” -Adam Morley

As Hurricane Matthew raked his way along Florida’s east coast in October 2016, many St. Johns County residents had evacuated, and were glued to the news for updates. But not Adam Morley, who took to his kayak to get a glimpse of something Floridian’s rarely see firsthand: a hurricane in action. Adam provides a rare description of Crescent Beach in the throes of a major storm event.

Adam Morley is a boat captain and fish camp manager in St. Augustine, Florida.