On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

Today, pictures from valued commenter jayboat.

Some photos from Florida’s Forgotten Coast- that area east of Panama City that includes Port St Joe, Apalachicola, Carrabelle and others.

End of the line.

Near downtown Carrabelle.

Carrabelle View

From the deck of the Carrabelle Boat Club, downtown waterfront in the distance.

Crooked River Lighthouse

Shot during the annual Lantern Festival.


Somewhere between here and there.


Thank you so much jayboat, do send us more when you can.


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23 replies
  1. 1
    raven says:

    St George Island is a favorite! Carrabelle is just beyond it and Dog Island is across the bay. St George is very dog friendly and the are forbidden on Dog Island!

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    eclare says:

    Love that area, especially St. George Island.

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    raven says:

    This is a really nice gift book.

    Saints of Old Florida is about life along the Florida Panhandle. Particularly the more undiscovered areas of Port St. Joe, St. Vincent’s Island, Indian Pass, St. George Island, Apalachicola, St. Teresa, and St. Marks.

    These coastal towns are indeed the “Saints” mentioned in the title – as they were all named by early Spanish settlers to the area. However, the most important
    “saints” here are the many saintly things we cherish daily. A dozen raw oysters, bare feet on pine porches, dinner together around our tables, and nights spent too long at beach bonfires. In short, these experiences are the true “saints.”

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    eclare says:

    @raven: Looks like an interesting book! When I lived in ATL I went to St. George several times, unfortunately now it’s too far of a drive.

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    satby says:

    Beautiful pictures jayboat! Didn’t know you were a pro. Love the motel sign one especially, evokes a Travis McGee novel.

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    We’re talking about doing a scramble around the gulf side for a week on an “Old Florida” trip. Small old hotels, tiny towns.

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    Raven says:

    @eclare: We’ve been going to Seagrove on 30A for the last decade since our friends have a house that we rent. The beach and water are prettier but it’s WAY more crowded. We are going for 10 days at Thanksgiving.

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    More tales of how different things are now that we live in England. DH went to the Doctors for the first time this week cost? 0 He went to pick up his prescription meds yesterday, five meds, two months worth, because of his age (over 60) cost? 0 Not having to ever worry about medical costs again? PRICELESS!

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    eclare says:

    @Raven: That’s a nice place too! Last there about ten years ago.

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    Baud says:

    Neat photo effect. Thanks.

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    satby says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: stop taunting us unless you plan to adopt us! 😭

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    eclare says:

    @Raven: Great pictures!

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    satby says:

    @Raven: they’re both good, but the sunrise is spectacular!

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    JPL says:

    @Baud: I agree. They look like paintings.

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    rikyrah says:


    Your pictures look like postcards.
    Very cool 😄

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    rikyrah says:

    A quiet beauty in that picture.

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    raven says:

    @rikyrah: Between my pups and the sky there it’s pretty easy.

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    David Evans says:

    Very striking pictures, but I think you (or your camera) may have overdone the HDR.

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    debbie says:


    Love your little buddy, but that sunrise is spectacular!

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    MomSense says:

    I think I might actually try to go to Florida this winter. I’d like to visit some relatives I haven’t seen in a long time. These photos are so pretty, Jayboat.

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    Bg says:

    The motel sign is the epitome of Florida

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