The beauty of Grayton Beach & the abundance of hiking left us wanting more. Good airstream neighbors made it even harder to leave after four nights. Reservations at Ft Pickens had been made & paid for, so pack up we did. A short two-hour drive west along congested Hwy 98 took us to the wild & rugged Gulf Islands National Seashore. The ranger was warning everyone about the evacuation possibility as we checked in. Apparently, the road floods & gets covered with sand in even a minor storm. They have made the campers leave seven times in the last three months!
Our campsite has a lovely private back yard that hooks up to an old nature trail. The day was gray but warm so we left Maggie inside & headed to the beach. Gotta hand it to Florida for preserving so much ocean front real estate. The park is on the grounds of a military base constructed at the end of WWI & used primarily in WWII. Huge canon/gun batteries are scattered around. They look like bunkers for the President or secret stashes for the Pentagon. We had fun speculating on all the things that could be hidden here.
Thankfully, we made it through the night. We are in for an all-day soaker. Plenty of time to catch up on music, reading & maybe a few chores.
Congrats to Kelly & Paul on the birth of their sweet Anna Kate!
Biggest of Happy Birthday Wishes to our wonderful James tomorrow!