Shade and sand

The Friday started out cool. At least for NW Florida this time of year, it was cool. By the time I got to Camp Helen State Park for my photo hike, it was steamy hot. The day was still beautiful, even if it was like a sauna. Camp Helen is a lovely park that offers…

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Hell or high water

I took a friend and my daughter to one of my favorite hiking spots, St. Andrews State Park, smack in the middle of Panama City. What I didn’t do was take into account the amount of rain we have had, and every single trail was flooded. Not a “take a high trail” sort of flooded,…

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Frogs and locust

A friend joined me for this week’s photo hike. She had just moved back to town after being away for almost a year. I’ve missed her terribly, and am ecstatic that she’s living close again. We’re making plans to kayak next weekend. We drove over to Panama City, and I showed her Camp Helen State…

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One shot, two ways

I don’t know if the pier was abandoned for the newer, longer, stronger pier on the Gulf, or if this wooden pier was the victim of a killer storm and was never rebuilt. It stands like an old dinosaur, it’s grey and aged bones baking in the harsh Florida sun. These shots were taken from…

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Left to my own devices

While most tourists to my part of the world tend to congregate at the beaches, there are so many other beautiful places to visit. The perk for me when hiking at these lesser known Florida nature spots, is that I rarely have to share the trail with other people. That means I can do whatever…

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