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Driving Break- Waccasassa River

Headed home from north Florida and stopped for a driving break at the Waccasassa River bridge. For all intents and purposes in the proverbial Middle of Nowhere.

(09/23: see Editors Note at end of post)

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Trivia: In 1956 John D. McDonald wrote a book centering around the same Waccasassa River bridge


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Old white building beside the river. 'Seen it's better days. Strangely, the flag is relatively recent and in good shape.


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This once pointed the way to a new development.

 

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And then there is the caboose.


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September, 20, 2018

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Editor's Note, 9/23:

Upon further research, it turns out caboose 0795 is owned by the Levy County Historical Society, when they bought it from a private owner in 2016 and moved it to it's current location. In 2016 they had plans to restore it but very little has been done. There is a proposal before the County Board to move it to the Pat- Mac Wayside Park, just down the road at 5230 SE HWY 19/98 in Gulf Hammock.

The building and caboose are on the Gulf Hammock Wild Hog Canoe Race property, end point of an annual canoe race on the Waccasassa River that has been going on for more than 40 years.

Now you know.

 

 


Apalachicola Walkabout

Various and assorted images, in no particular order, from Apalachicola, in Florida's panhandle...

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Ghost sign

 

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159-161


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Remodeled window

 

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Need your intergalaxy transport repaired? Apalachicola is the place for you.

 

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Bench For Sale

 

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Two images of, apparently, unused doors. Hope there isn't a fire.


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Grand old hotel we stayed at.

 

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Waiting for sunset

 

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Former County Jail, now a storage area.

 

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Small for these violent days. Back in the day, the second floor was cells and the first floor living quarters.

 

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Look real carefully at the bottom of the marker. The jail was built in 1949.

 

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Built entirely of bicycle wheels. Didn't see any alligators.

 

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Sunrise exercise

 

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A sidewalk brick. No office in the surrounding area.


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Taranto's is for sale

 

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A door less traveled

 

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The tap room at The Owl

 

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Outstanding cuisine



August 25-27, 2018