Short Walk Off A Long Pier

In Apalachicola, behind the Seafood Festival, there is an old pier. The "Old Guys Playing Old Music" were close to the beginning of the pier but the rest of it was empty.

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Old Guys on a boat jamming old rock n roll, with a harmonica guy on the pier

 

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Sometimes with dancing.

 

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Across the way, behind another pier, were the Seafood Festival carnival rides.

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Portions of the dock across the way have seen better days.
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Pier is in better shape here, with the bridge going east out of Apalachicola in the background.

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End of the pier across the way with more of the big bridge.

 

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Looking across the water.

 

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Some of the boats docked on the pier have seen better days.

 

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Lady Grace is not going gracefully into the night.

 

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She is, in fact, for sale.

 

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View from the end of the pier... mainly a lot of water... done as a Detailed Painting.


Apalachicola, FL.
(see all my Apalachicola images at https://billterry1.smugmug.com/Places/Apalachicola/)

November, 2021


Hither and Yon- New Year's Day walk down a small town's side streets

Apalachicola, Florida:
"Apalach"

Go to my Apalachicola Gallery, with images going back to 2015, here: https://billterry1.smugmug.com/Places/Apalachicola

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Happy Cat Palm

 

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This vessel does not have insurance. Board and work at own risk

 

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Miss Martha: rode hard

 

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Four pelicans plus one


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Retail/ No Retails

 

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"Licensed" sign

 

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Self-portrait (look carefully)

 

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Not so open

 

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When you need it, make it yourself


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Headin' out

 

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Apalachicola Bay Seafood; oysters- shrimp. See it?

 

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M8121


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Fishin' a bush

 

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Best seat in the place.


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The William Henry


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Christmas Leftovers

 

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The back of the Gibson Inn (where we stayed)


January 1, 2022




New Year's Eve 2021

The evening of December 31, 2021 was warm, humid and foggy...

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But a good time was had by all.

Inside...

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And out.

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As fitting for the year 2021 was, we have "inexpensive" dinner wine in real wine glasses, a really good Charbono later in plastic cups. Oh, the irony... not, that's not irony, it's... never mind...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, ALL!

Gibson Inn
Apalachicola, FL. 


Incoming! Bad weather ahead!

On our way through California, we saw increasing clouds as we headed towards Barstow. Stopping at a rest area, they started looking more ominous, obscuring the upcoming mountains...
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As it turns out, on down the road at the Tehachapi Pass, we ran into serious snow conditions almost to Barstow. Fun driving in the snow!!

December 14, 2021

Bonus Image:
2nd image rendered as a Pencil Drawing:
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Hither & Yon- A Smalltown Parade

After a dreary and rainy Friday. Saturday, November 6 arrived as a glorious but windy, chilly morning. 'Perfect day for the annual Florida Seafood Festival Parade in Apalachicola, FL. It was the definition of a smalltown parade, bringing out almost everyone in town.

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Waiting.
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First came lots of fire trucks, including those from all the neighboring communities. Shined up and most carrying a platoon of kids.
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The local power company put in an appearance, with a bucket o' kids. 11_21 apalachicola parade duke energy DSC07391 -1
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There were BIG floats and...
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not so big floats...
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A King and Queen
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and an only-slightly older Ms. Apalach (1954).
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Poodle skirts, with the obligatory poodle and..
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the Swivel Sisters with big hats.
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There was a bike-riding exhibition, which included greeting parade watchers.
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Strange characters appeared occasionally...
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much to the delight of viewers.
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It all ended with a horse-borne contingent stopping frequently to meet and greet.
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A great time was had by all.

November 6, 2021




Sunset Sail Progression

44th Wedding Anniversary

A sunset sail on a small boat out of John's Pass, Florida

A sunset progression...

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No motors... real sailing

 

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Treasure Island, going out

 

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Boat in the distance

 

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Sunset prequel

 

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Annual Sand Sculpture Festival, just at sunset (the party was loud even from where we were)

 

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An alligator chasing a flying duck into the sun

 

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Rope catching setting sunlight

 


Sunset Progression

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Motorized vehicle disturbing the calm


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John's Pass, heading back in


November 19, 2021


Sunset in Savannah

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Everyone who has been to Savannah, GA with a camera or even a cell phone has done a picture of the river bridge at sunset. This is my contribution to the mass.

So, a little different take on the traditional:

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The bridge long after sunset, about a one-minute HDR exposure

 

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Bridge in the round, with observers.

 

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It was a dark and cloudy night with lots of rain late one evening.


Straying a bit further off the traditional path, 

Raindrops on our hotel screen window that dark and rainy night. 
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Reimagined as an impressionist painting.
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September 20, 23 & 24, 2021

This post is in fond and loving memory of my cousin Tim Blackburn, who we visited in North Carolina just after the rainy images and just before the others. He left us, comfortably in his sleep, the night after we got back to Tampa. Goodbye, cous.


A new next door neighbor

A few weeks ago a new guy moved into the neighborhood, right next door to us. Mostly he just sits on the concrete pond square watching the world go by. Occasionally he goes for an underwater hunting swim, with his head popping up around the pond. He has occasionally been mistaken for an aquatic snake, much to the chagrin of those seeing him.

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New neighbor airing it all out.

 

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The longtime resident quackery shares space, mostly ignoring him.

 

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Off to find a snack

 

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Is that a stick... no, it moved... IS IT A SNAKE??? Nah, it's just the new guy.

 

September 14-15, 2021