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Cape San Blas

Our camp in Indian Pass is at the ‘end of the road’, literally! So, every once in a while we left to do errands or explore a nearby area.

Well, just when you think you’ve already been to the most beautiful and peaceful places in Florida, you find another one.  Yesterday on our ride back to the RV after driving 18 miles to the nearest post office to mail our tax extension request (anyone who knows the Nettiks is not surprised by this) we saw a sign for Cape San Blas and took a right turn onto a paved road which led down a narrow elbow shaped cape. A paved bicycle trail followed the highway for miles, not ending until we reached the gate to a National Park. We eventually turned off the main road to check out some of the many houses for sale and rent (always having an eye out for a good deal in “paradise”). At the end of the neighborhood we parked the car and walked down to the beach – what met our eyes was miles of white sand beach and hardly another human being in sight. We walked along with the warm Gulf of Mexico lapping at our feet and the brightest blue sky I’d seen in years above us.
Eventually we tore ourselves away from the beach and Back into our car headed toward our home on wheels. However, on the way we decided it was time to check out the Indian Pass Raw Bar and Trading Post that we had heard a lot about. Who can resist a place described as having the best oysters ever and self serve beer! Not us, that’s for sure!
We weren’t disappointed. We started off with a self serve pitcher of beer and a cup of seafood gumbo (delicious), next was the decision of how to have our oysters – raw, steamed or baked – we decided on the baked with topped Parmesan cheese and garlic butter, they were absolutely the best tasting oysters we’ve ever had!
Great way to end another beautiful day!

Indian Pass

A Walk on the Beach

As Jerry and I walked along the miles of beach at Indian Pass, I collected shells and Jerry grabbed his #camera and did some landscape and abstract #photography. We started walking together, but soon Jerry went on ahead looking for just the right bird or wave to photograph and I became completely engrossed in examining the shells washed up on the beach by the morning’s storm.  As I was collecting the “just right” small shells from the sand, an elderly man came down from his house above the beach.  He said that he and his wife had been watching me for some time and thought I must be finding jewels of some sort. I said that I was, I was collecting the jewels of the beach, and that I was planning to make them into jewelry. We had a wonderful conversation where I learned that his wife had been a teacher and he a principal! He had been retired 29 years and had been coming to Indian Pass for the last 11 years.
Next I came across a couple from Atlanta who were walking their dogs, one a beautiful golden retriever and the other a homeless dog that they had rescued from a park near their home in Atlanta.
It is so much fun to meet and hear the stories of the people we are meeting along the way!

Tandem Travel

April 16

We set off from Cedar Key, Florida today, Jerry and Cabo in Big Red and Me following in the convertible talking through our walkie talkies to share the sights as we drove along. We couldn’t get our next address, a campground on Indian Pass, to show up on any of our GPS devices, so we put in something as close as we could find. The drive on US98 was beautiful, much of it through nature preserves was park- like.
The office was closed when we got to the Indian Pass Camoground, but our registration and site assignment were waiting in the office box.
Our site has a beautiful water view just steps from Apalachicola Bay with a direct view of the sunrise they tell us. Although services here are pretty basic (electricity, water and cable – no sewer) the setting makes it perfect.

Tandem travel is not ideal, and is a poor option for full-time RV’ing. The reason we are doing this, is because we are moving from New England to ???. Once we establish a ‘home base’ we will re-evaluate our vehicle situation. We will have to either move to motor coach, and a tow dolly for the car, or keep the current 5th wheel setup and store the Toyota Solara while we head out on the road. It will all come together someday, but we’ve only been at this for 9 months.

April 17 – Another Gem – Indian Pass Campground, Florida 

It is nothing fancy, just naturally beautiful! What else can you say about a place where there’s nothing to see but water, dolphins and birds from your doorway! Nothing to do but bird watch, dolphin watch, fish and walk the beach looking for shells! We wouldn’t have ended up here but for the stories of a couple we met (David and Brenda) on a pier in Cedar Key. They were right about the beauty, friendly people and peacefulness of this camp.

Sunrise on Apalachicola bay
Sunrise on Apalachicola bay

Jerry was up at sunrise to take pictures from our front door, then we walked for miles on the beach collecting shells and watching the dolphins play.

Saint Vincent Nature  Preserve Island is just across the waterway from us and we hope to get there this week. Yes, I said week, we first were going to stay a night or two, but by the time Jerry walked over to offically register, we decided on staying until Friday. We have to vacate because someone has reserved our space. Probably a good thing as we might just stay on. Talking with a nearby camper (Kevin) with Colorado license plates I learned he came for a night, in February, and is still here. It grows on you as you walk along miles of beautiful beach.