Sunday, January 9, 2011

Apalachicola - "The Forgotten Coast"

For Hannah's February break we took a girl's long weekend to Apalachicola located in the pan-handle of Florida...known as the Forgotten Coast.  I'd been reading about this quaint, coastal community of 2,700 people for several years and was intrigued by its anonymity!

Hannah on the beach in St Port Joe

The Lighthouse on St George Island

Port St. Joe
The Marina in "Appalach"

Apalachicola has a strong maritime culture and is famous for their oysters and seafood.  The largest seafood festival in the country is hosted here the month of November.
Fishing Fleet on Apalachicola River

World-famous conch cakes!
Oyster Fisherman ending his day on the Gulf

You’ll also find miles of uncrowded pristine, "sugary-sand" beaches, an endless supply of shallow bays and waterways, excellent fishing, and acres of National and State forests to explore.

Hannah and I took an "Eco-Tour" on the Apalachicola River with Captain Mike. We saw dolphins, a juvenile bald eagle, osprey...and Hannah was alligators!

Captain Mike & Hannah

Osprey Nest

Bald Eagle
Pelicans galore!

The "downtown" area has an eclectic assortment of shops, galleries, B&B's, restaurants, and uh...rednecks! 


Captain Tom's house

We had a blast in the "deep south" and hanging out on the Forgotten Coast of Apalachicola!

The sunset on the Apalachicola River

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