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On Wednesday, David drives 90 miles to Tallahassee for his infusion at the Florida Cancer Specialists. The winds have lessened so if the sun shines full it is warm enough that I walk down and read at the beach but don’t take my camera so no pictures. He’s gone all day since the trip takes 2 hours each way on these little back roads but everything goes well.
On Thursday we both go down and find the fishermen have taken over the water front.
One has even brought his row boat and has launched it off the shore. Obviously the wind is down and the waves as well. This one conveniently has wheels on the back. Quite convenient for pulling it on the sand.
A flock of pelicans coes over as he pulls the boat out of the water.
Aren’t they wonderful??
I have a front row seat for all this fishing by the people and the herons.
This beach bumb wanders by and takes up the seat next to me. I’ve heard he is an excellent cook so I let him stay.
We didn’t see the creator but the abandonded castle was holding strong although on shifiting sands the kingdom may be short lived.
Friday is the most beautiful day we’ve had since we’ve been here. Slight breeze and warm sun. We spend hours at the beach.
We watch the men with the boat pull it off the beach and back to their truck.
When we leave the beach we decide we must make at least one trip to Apalachicola for their famous oysters and tomorrow is our last day here. So we head out over the 4 mile bridge and 20 miles later find ourselves in the cute little town.
It’s only about 5:00 but the town sidewalks are humming with “cocktail” hour, mostly beer.
We’re headed for The Hole In The Wall, famous for its oysters.
It’s a small place and while we’re there two groups of 10 try to fit themselves in here.
These are probably the very best oysters I’ve ever had and I’m from Virginia where Chesapeake Bay oysters are abundant. These Apalachicola oysters are sweet and The Hole in the Wall does an excellent job of LIGHTLY breading them so as to enhance rather than detract from their flavor. Pretty close to heaven!
We stroll the sidewalks and when we round this corner we find Holly waiting for her popcorn.
She sees it coming out the door.
She eats it one kernel at a time. I think I’d rather share with Holly than with David who stuffs fist fulls of popcorn in his mouth. I’m a one kernel girl too Holly. Enjoy!!
On our last day at St. George we again head for the beach but the wind is up and the clouds are often blocking the sun. Notice David has on a wind breaker and I have a sweat shirt. Even the fishermen are not all over the place today. But it’s our last day here and we’re dedicated.
We are entertained by the Great Blue Herons one of which poses for quite some time among the sea grass right in front of us. We have our chairs turned with our backs to the wind which makes him front and center.
He stays for an amazingly long time and gives us picture post card poses.
Eventually he heads on down the beach at a pretty good clip.
With the winds up a family comes down and tries to get their kites flying. The father really doesn’t let out enough string for his bigger kite and thus he keeps nose diving into the sand. Over and over. But the daughter’s little kite flies right on up with the same amount of string. Of course that’s because it’s smaller. I was really surprised that he couldn’t figure out what was wrong with his attempts with the larger one. Her kite looks lovely up there among the clouds.
David naps, I read until about 4:00 when it gets too chilly to stay. There are a few other hard corps beach lovers left but not many.
I’m not as happy as I look in this picture to be leaving St. George. It’s a wonderful spot and we haven’t had the opportunity to do the many many things there are here that we love. Still, I’m glad to have had at least 11 of our 14 day reservation to just relax and enjoy.
Tomorrow we leave for O’Leno State Park and River Rise.
Maybe my cough will disappear there and my energy will perk up.