Apalachicola, Florida, is 75 miles southwest of Tallahachee, Florida, the Capitol of Florida, and the perfect place to fly in for a one-week photo exploration of my favorite part of this state. This river town is near the tip of a peninsula in the Big Bend where the Florida Coast turns west. This coastal village has an interesting mix of Florida and Cape Cod architecture. Weathered ruins of old buildings are scattered among beautifully-restored examples of classic Florida coastal architecture. Walk the scenic streets near the harbor then drive out to the Indian Peninsula where hotels, motels and cafes are plentiful. I stayed overnight at the Boss Oyster, near the river’s edge where oyster boats tie up along Water Street. I wanted to be out at sunrise but thick fog gave me a different image of shrimp boats on the waterfront.
Issue #122 - Florida's Panhandle Coast covers all the great spots for photographers from Tallahassee to Pensacola. You can drive Interstate Ten in 3 hours or take a week to follow Hwy 98 and explore the edge of Florida’s Panhandle Coast.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.