Ft. Walton Beach to Panama City

I rode 61.2 miles today. Only 338 miles to go! The ride was pretty boring, the new route stayed inland more, so I didn’t see much of the coast. But on the other hand, I didn’t have to fight the headwinds as much. I’m at another Super 8. This time it went a little smoother. The front desk still had to work out how to get me in a ground floor. This part of Panama City is mostly blue collar  and industrial looking, no spectacular beaches here. I didn’t get to see Panama City Beach, but I’m sure it’s as pretty as any so far. With the white sand and the emerald green waters, these are the prettiest beaches I’ve seen. I ate at a Mexican restaurant called Pepper’s tonight to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Good food and two for 1 beers too.

Here’s the map from today and some pictures:

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Here’s where I ate dinner in Ft. Walton. Angler’s on the beach. Good seafood.IMG_4143 Here’s looking out from Angler’s deck.IMG_4144 Here too.IMG_4145 Just outside of Ft. Walton is Destin.IMG_4148

After seeing this sign, I kept hearing the theme from the Chevy Chase movie, Vacation. Now you will too.IMG_4155
IMG_4156 Another bridge. This one was pretty tame.

IMG_4151IMG_4158 Here’s where all the Carilon profits go. They added an extra L just to confuse us.IMG_4159 IMG_4160 Saw the sign, but not the beaches. IMG_4163 A small maritime museum.IMG_4164 Reminded me of a Ricky Lee Jones song about eating peaches on the beaches.IMG_4166 The clouds didn’t really look this ominous. The camera sees things differently.IMG_4167 Sea shell excursions.IMG_4169

 

 

Tomorrow is Apalachicola.

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Ft. Walton Beach to Panama City — 3 Comments

  1. Well GRIZZ, Hopefully song repeating in your head didn’t make you punch a moose snoot! Ironic you went by the ‘carilion’ money resort & finished with sea shell excursions. (Actually they thought the second little “i” was an “l”). Anyhoo…you’ll be seeing your great neice in a day or so, will you stop by goat farm this time? Hey, you may finish about the same date of last year, eh? Safe travels!

    • Yep, lot of coincidences today too. No goat farm this trip. That was in Monticello and it’s not on the new route. I hope to finished by May 12.

  2. That fishing pier looked like the one we used to go to on OUTER Banks.Remember all the fish we caught??? NOT!!!!!!!

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