Apalachicola River Inn
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... harmless. Harmless to whom, one might ask.
found lots of sand dollars which kind of got scrunched up in my pocket and Steve has a collector's collection of conch shell parts. He's going to do an art installation with them when we get home.
Took a break from lunch on the road but will return to that tomorrow - suffering from fried oyster withdrawal ...
... slaves, The New York City of the South, Civil War, depressions, turpentine, sponge industry, oysters, etcetera. Since Steve and I are both kind of space/time travelers, it was awesome.
Followed by a "lovely late lunch" of beer, oysters, blue crab dip and pecan pie.
and then an hour's drive thru slash pine country and apalachicola river backwaters. ...
... judging by the homes and businesses. The locals have to do pretty much whatever it takes to get by. As one example, the woman who did my pedicure yesterday is a boat captain as well as a former pilot, who dabbles in real estate as well as antiques to augment her income. She cannot find work in her profession. Some of the good old boys who hang at the marina are fisherman who have apparently lost their boats and livelihood because of the economy. Many of the locals ...
... be done with little concern for toxins as is the case in so many waters where oysters are currently harvested.
We rode our bikes about the town but were not able to spend the night because there were not any campgrounds for many miles. There are numerous Bed & Breakfasts for the interested travelers.
... br> Back in camp it is quiet except for an occasional sonic boom. It makes me wonder what the original indigenous people would think about what it is like here today. Lots of change, but a great attempt is made to keep this place as original as possible, under the circumstances.
The data connection is slow here, so I'll put my photos up on flickr.com again. The link is>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ralphieboy ...