Walkabout: cemeteries and lagoons

I took advantage of the beautiful weather to day-trip to Pensacola. While there I went to Bay Bluff Park, an 800-foot wooden boardwalk that runs parallel with a CSX rail line along Escambia Bay. When you’re walking it on a hot day, it feels more than 5 miles.

Then I headed to Big Lagoon State Park where I enjoyed a picnic lunch – a deli sandwich from Apple Market. I was in short sleeves and wishing that I had brought a beach blanket to enjoy the warm day.

My menfolk don’t find old cemeteries as intriguing as I do, so I have to visit them while on my weekend photo walkabouts. My final destination was St. Michael’s, officially assigned by the King of Spain in 1807, making it one of the oldest cemeteries in Florida. I was glad to see several workmen there refurbishing the stones and crypts. It’s a fascinating place, and is the final rest for many of Pensacola’s historical figures.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, or 50mm f/1.8 prime lens and/or a Nikon CoolPix S205)

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  1. The headstone is heartbreaking but the clarity in it is STUNNING. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to see the set this week- it is GORGEOUS! One of my FAVORITES this year! 🙂



  2. You live in a little piece of heaven 🙂

    I am not a fan of graveyards but your shots are stunning!



  3. I keep going back to look at that photo of the birds. I can see a trail of swooping light behind them. Very awesome capture!



  4. Beautiful.. I do enjoy a good cemetery walk too.. something about it makes me feel so alive.



  5. the water is so amazingly still! that just looks so peaceful. i love the birds in the cemetery.



  6. I am utterly drawn to the “Dear Mother” stone.



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