Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bay Point Marina, Panama City, FL to The Moorings, Carrabelle, FL

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - Left Bay Point (Mile 290.0) at 9:00 AM to cruise to Carrabelle, FL. (Mile 377.0) And then a few miles down the Island Hopper traveld 95 miles today. Passed Appalachicola (Mile 351.0). Appalachicola lies at the mouth of the Appalachiola River on Apalachiola Bay. It was primarily a fishing town, but has now converted to cater more to tourists. The beautiful old Victorian homes, many assorted gift and antique shops and fine restaurants assume any boater's stop here to be an enjoyable one. A hardware store, museum, large well-stocked marine parts store and several specialty groceries round the attractions. We had to slow down for many fishermen fishing in the channel. Arrived at Carrabelle at approximately 3:00 PM. Fueled and went to the T dock. Carrabelle is located in the panhandle of Florida about an hour's drive southwest of Tallahassee. Carrabelle is laid-back and quiet-rural Florida, where the past meets the present. The uncrowded, white-sand beaches are perfect for family vacations. People come to Carrabelle not only for fabulous fishing, but also to sail, snorkel, scuba dive, scallop, play on the beaches or a just steal away from the real world. Here you won't find any or hotels to block your view, just beautiful beaches, river marshes and plentiful wildlife. Carrabelle's waterfront combines the authenticity of a working waterfront with the fun of recreational fishing and boating. Went to Piratesfor catfish, oysters and grouper.
Island Hopper docked at "The Moorings Carrabelle"

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