Friday, August 12, 2016

Apalachicola Florida

On Friday August 12 our trip across the Gulf of Mexico ended in a small slip in the Scipio Creek just off the ICW (Apalachicola River) and behind the Water Street Hotel and Marina.  My brother parked his car there on the way down and would drive home early the next morning.  But first, long hot showers were long overdue and would be followed by a walk along the waterfront to some sea food and exploring.

Papa Joe's Oyster Bar and Grill is famous for, you guessed it.. Oysters!  If you like seafood it doesn't get any fresher that this.  It was also scallop season so we pigged out on seafood like we hadn't eaten in 30 hours, wait, we rally hadn't eaten, not much anyway.  So we made up for it!  Yep, seafood coma here we come.

We decided to stay an extra day and explore the area more.  Where was that ice cream shop?? Apalachicola is a unique place in Florida because it was established in the 1830s and has not been hit by a hurricane so lots of old houses, stores and fishing ports are well preserved.

We did find ice cream and another fabulous seafood restaurant.  Satisfied, we walked back to Viridian and hit the sack so we could set sail at first light for Panama City Marina the next morning.

That's the news and here's the views:

We are here
Apalachicola, FL

Viridian docked at Waterfront Marina and Hotel in Apalachicola, FL.

View Looking up the Scipio Creek

The Gulf ICW (Apalachicola River)  is just beyond the tall grass

Fried soft shell crab at Joe's Oyster Bar

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