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St. Andrews State Park at Panama City Beach was a great stop, not the season for the beach, but a beautiful setting and great riding weather.
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Just another morning in Panama City Beach
Just another morning in Panama City Beach

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Morning light
Morning light
Keira spots a deer, waiting for a car to approach before crossing the road
Keira spots a deer, obviously waiting for a car to approach before crossing the road

I left PCB with flakes of snow blowing around just before dawn on January 28th. Snow in Panama City? Yep, and the police were out in force ready to close the bridges if they started to ice. I was still on the road, heading south to Cedar Key, when the news started reporting what came to be called the Atlanta Snowpocalypse.

Panama City Beach

About an hour east of Grayton Beach is Panama City Beach. I’m staying at Saint Andrews State Park for ten days.

View of the Grand Lagoon from my campsite at Saint Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, Florida.
View of the Grand Lagoon from my campsite at Saint Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, Florida.

The campground is along the lagoon side. The beach is about a half mile or so from here.

Panama City

Hmmm, Tactical Flaw

Sunrise at Western Lake
Sunrise at Western Lake

Glad this was the one pic of twenty that came out good today. Not a day to have soup.

I seem to have made an 1800+ mile tactical error. The registration for Roamward Bound is up in January and an emissions test is required. The closest station seems to be about a nine day drive and $700 in fuel away.

Meanwhile, when I returned from the beach I found a park ranger warning on the door for dog noise (dogs are not allowed on the beach). I could say the neighbors were cranky, but actually I could here her a 100 yards away.

Santa Rosa Beach

I’ll be spending a few weeks on Florida’s Emerald coast, starting in Grayton Beach, a small, quirky, beach community between Panama City and Destin. It’s nice to thaw out and sleep with the windows open and the sound of the ocean again.

Miles of soft white sand at Grayton Beach, Florida.
Miles of soft white sand at Grayton Beach, Florida.
Western Lake in Grayton Beach State Park
Western Lake in Grayton Beach State Park

Grayton Beach