Anne & Tom's Florida Trip in 2014 travel blog

Our site at Flagler Beach

Anne in her kayak

Off we go

Lots of wildlife

Just before sunset - someone did a lot of work on this...

A sudden rain storm

Dinner at the Flagler Fish Company

A really great meal

A hike along Bulow creek

A small rapids

A stunning cotton-like plant.

A huge tree - The Fairchild Oak

The tidal swamp

Surf Fishing

A bold gull waiting for my bait

Waiting for the full moon to rise

Sunset reflected in the surf

A fantastic sky

Crimson sky - no moon yet

Here comes the moon

A bit more

All up on the horizon

Reflected in the ocean

Another hike this time to Bulow State Park

Fungi

A gigantic tree

A very nice trail

Now on to Washington Oaks and the coquina rocks

They make big rocks

Tiny coquina shells form the rock

These shells are really small

Mossy

A pelican takes off

Pelicans patrolling the surf for fish

Tide Pool

Anne

A second "night out for the chef" at the Stonewood Grill

Wonderful meal!

Our 15 minutes of fame!


Henry Flagler was a RR Magnet who was a partner of JD Rockefeller. Flagler's railroad moved JD's oil. Flagler built a railroad all along the east coast of Florida and there are many signs of his presence. There is a great State Park at Flagler Beach named in honor of Gamble Rogers (a troubadour of Florida who drowned there in a rescue attempt of another camper).

We got our favorite site #34 at the very end of the campground and while the weather was cold (for Florida) we had a lot of great times hiking and on the first warm day, we kayaked in the backwaters of the inter coastal waterway.

Our pictures tell the story - and we were also written up as "Snow Birds" in the Daytona News-Journal daily paper!

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