Quartz with rain flows and settles
On the beach, George reads
|George reading and enjoying the deserted beach.|
Santa Rosa Island and Fort Pickens
Fort Pickens is situated on the western end of Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island that extends 40 miles from near Fort Walton Beach to Pensacola Beach, typically less than a 1/2 mile wide. It is characterized by extensive fine quartz sand beaches and dunes stabilized by sea oats and other scrub vegetation.
Fort Pickens was built to protect Pensacola Bay with its new navy yard and depot on the mainland. It was in use between 1834 to 1947. The fort was active during the Civil War, remaining in Union hands even though Florida was a Confederate state, during the American Indian Wars, it housed Geronimo as a prisoner and was updated and re-armed for World Wars I and II.
Joe Patti Seafood Market is the largest seafood market we have seen. There were 50-60 people buying seafood, many bringing coolers.
|This is about 1/3 rd of the space at Joe Patti's.|
Her hips akimbo
Wry smile on a tilted face,
Diane's sassy pose.
|Coquina block wall|
|An enlargement of the previous photo|
|Deer Moss (lichen), Cladina spp.|
|Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria|
|Scrub Mint (False Rosemary), Conradina canescens|