Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gulf Islands National Seashore -Pensacola Beach

  We headed on West to Gulf Breezes, Florida, and the Gulf Shores National Seashore Park across the Bay from the City of Pensacola.  There is a Federal campground at Fort Pickens  - 10 miles out on a narrow strip of sand.  We are still amazed by the beauty of this area!  The bay on one side - the Gulf on the other, and wild dunes in between.  Our camping neighbors have been so nice - and we've met many wonderful people.

Herons nest in the tops of these storm-damaged trees that surround the beach.  We spotted a Great Horned Owl nesting in an abandoned Osprey Nest.

 A boardwalk takes us over to the beach - miles and miles of untouched sand.....

The sunsets here are not to be believed - the color wraps 360degrees around - and the sand is so white it turns pink & blue..... and squeaks like snow underfoot.

we try try to keep a 5:15 appointment with the sunset each evening.

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