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Travel Report No. 2
Destin – January 21 – 28
Well, it's about time for another update of our odyssey. It has been two weeks and a thousand kilometres since the last.
We stayed for one week in Destin with Jerry & Anne Raper, Wendy’s friends from Peterborough. They were excellent hosts. We had a king size bed with an ensuite bath. The balcony overlooked the beach.
... returning to the van, Dan notices a leak underneath. We're both down on the ground checking it out when a young man comes along and asks if we're having a problem. He turns out to be a handyman extraordinaire, plumber, electrician, etc. We mention our broken plumbing and he says, "Follow me." One hour later he has fixed the tap and the leak and restored our faith in the goodness of human nature.
After the rain we took along walk on white sand beach & went into Destin to check it out. It was once a barrier island but with sea level changes, shifting sands & hurricanes it is now a peninsula. It calls itself the luckiest Fishing Village, I'm not sure it can be classed as a village any more but here certainly were lots of fishing boats in the harbour, it's hard to imagine it that busy. It was still very overcast & cool out so ...
... Beach has been able to retain the charm of a small town florida coast. The state park is not very large and the camp ground is about half mile from the beach and half mile from the road, so it is very quiet. The spaces are spread apart so you have privacy amidst the slash pines and brush. Clean bathroom facility and easy walk to the beach or drive either one.
We just happened to notice this place on the map after ...
After a grueling five days of driving, it was time to find a nice campground and hang out for a few days. My plan was to stay at the state park on the beach near Destin. But the polar vortex spoiled things, so I found an RV park near Pensacola instead. The temperatures were in the 30's at night, and although it was only in the 50's during the day, at least it was sunny! I enjoyed a walk on the beautiful beach and a couple fantastic sunsets over the ...
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778 Scenic Gulf Dr., Destin | Villafrom $118