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January 25th, 2014
January 25th, 2014

Unexpected Adventures January 15 to 25, 2014

Landy happily back 'on the road' and parked at the Coombs House Inn in Apalachicola Florida after an adventure of its own!
Landy happily back 'on the road' and parked at the Coombs House Inn in Apalachicola Florida after an adventure of its own!

Continuing through Louisiana Mississippi, Alabama and on to the so-called Florida Panhandle at the top of the Gulf of Mexico, we are now in the St Petersburg area, with a visit to Marg's sister Dorothy and her husband, Bill, in Venice, Florida a few miles south planned for tomorrow.

Again, the photos speak a thousand words.  Seems we haven't any photos of the oil refineries and tanks on the Gulf Coast but here are the beautiful scenes instead.

Enjoy.

More Images

On one of the many ferrys that are part of the highway system along the intracoastal waterway to allow freighter and other traffic free access to the inland waters without bridges.
On one of the many ferrys that are part of the highway system along the intracoastal waterway to allow freighter and other traffic free access to the inland waters without bridges.
 A peaceful moment on the Gulf intracoastal waterway!
A peaceful moment on the Gulf intracoastal waterway!
Houses built on stilts for safety from hurricane surge but these colourful ones are for sale due to the economic downturn.
Houses built on stilts for safety from hurricane surge but these colourful ones are for sale due to the economic downturn.
The calm, placid white sand beaches belie the fury of a hurricane such as Katrina
The calm, placid white sand beaches belie the fury of a hurricane such as Katrina
One of the elegant seaside homes sitting high on stilts.
One of the elegant seaside homes sitting high on stilts.
And sitting even higher! Perhaps the insurance is less costly the higher the house?
And sitting even higher! Perhaps the insurance is less costly the higher the house?
Tanker traffic in the waterway
Tanker traffic in the waterway
And another tanker!
And another tanker!
Beautiful marsh grasses on the edges of the rice fields and bayous of Louisiana and Mississippi
Beautiful marsh grasses on the edges of the rice fields and bayous of Louisiana and Mississippi
Crossing the Grand Mississippi River into New Orleans
Crossing the Grand Mississippi River into New Orleans
Our first view of street musicians in New Orleans
Our first view of street musicians in New Orleans
Fresh poetry available on Bourbon Street!
Fresh poetry available on Bourbon Street!
Another busy street scene in the French Quarter
Another busy street scene in the French Quarter
One of the many beautiful boutique hotels in the French Quarter
One of the many beautiful boutique hotels in the French Quarter
Wedding procession, led by a band and carrying parasols and banners is a common sight.
Wedding procession, led by a band and carrying parasols and banners is a common sight.
A great traditional jazz evening, Marg's birthday treat!
A great traditional jazz evening, Marg's birthday treat!
Charming Texas Gulf Coast Mansion, now a Yacht Club!
Charming Texas Gulf Coast Mansion, now a Yacht Club!
Another stunning mansion of the coast near Biloxi, Texas
Another stunning mansion of the coast near Biloxi, Texas
Snow? No, just white sand dunes on the Florida coast! Mind you the weather was almost freezing the night after this was taken!
Snow? No, just white sand dunes on the Florida coast! Mind you the weather was almost freezing the night after this was taken!
The warmth and elelgance of the Coombs House Inn at Apalachicola, Florida
The warmth and elelgance of the Coombs House Inn at Apalachicola, Florida
The upper landing at the Coombs House Inn
The upper landing at the Coombs House Inn
The Land Rover, at home, at the 1907 mansion!
The Land Rover, at home, at the 1907 mansion!
The end of the Gulf Coast Intracoastal waterway just east of Apalachicola, Florida
The end of the Gulf Coast Intracoastal waterway just east of Apalachicola, Florida

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