White City to Apalachicola

White City to Apalachicola
January 25th, 2012

White City to Apalachicola

White City to Apalachicola

Morning came fast and we said goodbye to the otters and pelicans that we enjoyed so much in White City. We will cross Lake Wimico and then into Apalachicola. Lake Wimico is surrounded by beautiful swampy land and wildlife which reminded us of home.
Entering Lake Wimico

Camps on the water at the mouth of Lake Wimico

 

Railroad Trestle Apalachicola

Railroad Trestle just a couple of miles from Apalachicola.

We arrived in Apalachicola just after noon and decided to dock at the Apalachicola Municipal Marina. Their rates are very reasonable and they are located in a nice quiet spot with a pier and gazebo over looking Apalachicola Bay.

Great Escape at Apalachicola Municipal Marina

 

Once we were tied up and secure the first order of business was to search out a place for a nice cold beer and oysters. After all, Apalachicola is the oyster capital of the world. Logan’s only desire was for a plate full of french fries.

We decided on Papa Joe’s Oyster Bar and Grill and we were not disappointed. The food was fabulous and the prices were more reasonable than some of our other options.

After a late lunch we walked around downtown to scope out the area. There are lots of art galleries, gift shops and antique shops.

Downtown Apalachicola

Downtown Apalachicola

We stopped off at an ice cream shop, the Old Time Soda Fountain, for a cold treat. They make delicious vanilla malts. We finished our ice cream at the bay front watching the boats go by. Logan is camera shy so I usually can only get shots of the side or back of her head.

Logan Looking at the Shrimp Boats

Logan enjoying her malt and dodging the camera.

As we made our way back to the boat Logan spotted a BP gas station and asked to go in. It was her chance to finally get that Snickers bar she’s been craving. She was in heaven.

We settled in for the evening and caught up on some much needed rest. We woke to a fantastic sunrise.

Sunrise over Apalachicola

Sunrise over Apalachicola

 

A front moved through on the second evening in Apalachicola. We were under tornado watch and strong winds were predicted. It turned out not to be much of a storm at all. It just produced lots of rain.

In the picture below you can see how the black clouds have moved in around us with a bit of blue sky still showing in the distance.

Storm Hiting Apalachicola

Cold front moving through.

Anytime a front moves through you can almost guarantee great weather behind it and that’s what we got. We had a clear sunny day to do more exploring in downtown Apalachicola.

Pelican Sunbathing

Pelican Sunbathing

During our 5 day stay we visited a couple of museums, walked through the botanical gardens, did some window shopping and became regulars at Papa Joe’s. We walked by the liquor store everyday to say hello to their mascot. A gigantic German Sheppard who’s only goal in life is to play tug a war with any passerby who was willing. Apalachicola is a very friendly town and certainly worth revisiting.

Our next destination is Carrabelle, FL where we will wait for a good weather window to make a gulf crossing over to Steinhatchee, FL.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “White City to Apalachicola

  1. Hi Roxanne,

    Loved the pictures. Looks like you guys are having a good time. Hope to see you soon. Tell Logan she has to look at the camera and she. She is really a pretty young lady when she does.

    • Sometimes I can bribe her and she’ll look at the camera but it didn’t work this time. Hope the weather gets better so we can get down to see you guys soon.

  2. The pictures are gorgeous and all sounds so very peaceful & relaxing. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
    Looking forwarded to more. I agree Logan you need to look at the camera and enjoy being a beautiful young lady….

    • Hi Alice. We are having a great time. Glad you enjoy the pics. There will be many more to come.