Monday, March 26, 2007

Puttering around the Panhandle

Hiking trail in the Appalachicola National Forest

We liked our Saturday trip to Alabama so much that we decided to try another jaunt on Sunday. This time we headed east into the wild interior of the central Florida Panhandle. From there we proceeded straight south to the Gulf coast and took a side trip on the causeway out to St. George Island.

This part of the state is very rural, containing vast sections of uninhabited swamp and forest land that is home to the Florida black bear and the rare pitcher plant. The overall feel is that of the Deep South, unaffected and unconcerned with the worries and cares of the modern world. Just hang out for a spell in front of the Piggly Wiggly and you'll see what I mean.

Appalachicola River from the 19th century remains of Fort Gadsen

Cypress bottoms in the river floodplain

Rare Florida pitcher plants (Sarracenia)

A house on the water in Eastpoint, FL

Beach at St. George Island State Park

Shells on St. George Island

Great Blue Heron

1 comment:

Audie said...

Once again, marvy photos, dude.