Saturday Bill and I drove to the Gulf. First we visited St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge. We wanted to see what the lighthouse was all about, but also ended up taking a couple of nature walks.
The lighthouse has stood at St. Mark’s for over three centuries, and was moved once due to beach erosion. We were disappointed that we could not go into the lighthouse, but it sounds like that will change in the future. There are plans to open the living quarters and have historical and archaeological items on public display.
Unfortunately, my pictures of the lighthouse from afar did not turn out very well. It was a gorgeous day, sunshine and blue skies. But since I was standing in the shade when I took this, it turned out a bit too dark.
Angelo’s was washed away by Hurricane Dennis in 2005 and just recently reopened this winter. It’s a beautiful place, lovely view and great food, but not the place to grab a quick and cheap bite to eat. We had enjoyable meal, though, sitting on the deck and watching the boats and birds over the bay. We needed our jackets, as the breeze was a bit chilly, but still warm enough in the sunshine. Spring is here, I think!
After lunch, we drove to Alligator Point, walked for a bit, and then headed home. After all, there was the Bud Shootout to watch! Race season is finally here!