Friday, December 27, 2013
The Prettiest Part Of The Whole Place
As I mentioned in my previous post, Gary was not too thrilled with Little Talbot Island State Park. I'm not too picky, but I'll have to admit that we have stayed at much nicer parks. The campground, which is located on the west side of Highway A1A, cannot compare to the beauty of the east side of A1A where the ranger's station, the picnic areas, and the beaches are. The campground was okay, but not exceptional. It's unusual for Gary to not take hundreds of pictures of places we go, but the photos this time were mainly limited to the beach area. Other than photos taken at our campsite, there really isn't much else that's photo worthy in the campground area. So, today I will share some of the photos taken at the beach as we first arrived at the park. There is a north beach and a south beach, and large parking lots at each end, and some smaller ones in-between. There are boardwalks that extend over the dunes that lead to the beach. It isn't hard to find a pathway to the beach at all. There are picnic pavillions everywhere, and restrooms near a couple of the boardwalks, but not all of them. Once on the beach, you can walk for miles in either direction. I sure do wish that "Dodge" and I were allowed on the beach, but unfortunately it's just for humans. There were LOTS of jellyfish washed up on the shore, and as you can see in one of the pictures, the birds nibble at the jellyfish for a snack. There are lots of shells for the taking, and driftwood that you aren't allowed to take. The dunes are roped off to protect nesting sea turtles. Too bad that Gary didn't see any turtles. That would have been cool. Well, I hope you enjoy the beach through this series of pictures. It's definitely the best part of Little Talbot Island.