Wednesday, March 20, 2013

St. George Island and Beach Strolls at the Campground


Entrance to the Blue ParrotP1040088


Across from the Blue Parrot in a storefront Catholic Mass is offered at 8:30 a.m.


Lighthouse museum on St. George Island

We took a few hour trip to St. George Island about 20-miles away to go to the Blue Parrot.  I had a fried scallop basket and Tom had fried oysters.  I think I got the better deal.  I tasted the fried oysters and didn’t like them.  Adjacent to the newer causeway are portions of the old one.  On the mainland side a long section remains that is now used as a fishing pier.  We stopped there and took these photos.


At the old causeway bridge fishing pier

Next we stopped at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve.  “The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses 245,766 acres of public lands and waters in the Florida Panhandle”  There are educational exhibits, aquariums with local fish and turtles and a large mural depicting river, bay and gulf habitats.




Part of the mural

Saw dolphins after supper today in the water in front of our campground. There is constant activity in the water and in the air around our campground we have seen Clapper Rails, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagle, Plover (unidentified sp.) Brown Pelican, a variety of Gulls and Terns. In the water we could see crabs (like the hermit variety) and shrimp.

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