Sunday, October 25 – It was a cloudy day, but we still wanted to see the beach. The beaches around Destin, Florida, are known for their pure white sand with its powdery consistency. Santa Rosa beach is just a mile down the road from our campground and about five miles east of Destin. It is beautiful and would sure have been nice on a sunny day.
We did have an interesting encounter while walking the boardwalk across the sand dunes to the beach. We noticed a peculiar smell in the air, and noticed we along with the other people walking to the beach began to cough. It was a dry cough much like a smoker may experience. It continued off and on the entire time we visited the beach. Marsha questioned a life guard about the cough and was told it's a bacteria in the water, and it occurs once every few years or so. He said it will go away upon leaving the beach which we found true. Strange.
We then met up with our friends for a late lunch or early dinner at Goat Feathers, a recommended seafood restaurant. Man was it delicious. The seafood was fresh, tasted scrumptious, and the serving were plentiful. We all ended up carrying leftovers home for lunch tomorrow.
We then took a ride down the coastal highway to Seaside, FL. A small trendy town several miles down the coast. What a nice little “village” type community.
Small quaint shops, a row of food vendors in Air Stream trailers, neat little restaurants, small but expensive cottage style homes, and a beautiful beach
We strolled all the streets in the downtown area and drove through many of the residential streets. On a nice day this would be a place to spend a few hours.
With rain drops were beginning to fall (remnants of hurricane Patricia), so we decided to call it a day and return to the campground. We've all decided to extend our stays here at Arnett's Gulf Stables & Campground an additional day hoping the rains from Patricia will pass and driving conditions will improve. Jeri/Terry and Jan/Jerry will be heading either east or south. We are on the road west to Houston.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day.