Few days on the road....Florida's forgotten coast....

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Post  Smokin'joeVRCCDS#0005 on Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:46 am

This is the only motorcycle forum I post on that cuts the pictures off on the right side.....Anyway to fix this ?

Just rolled in from a much needed road trip . We took ( 4 ) days and rode down to St. Marks , Florida to check out " The Forgotten Coast " .



We stayed two nights at The Shell Island Fish Camp a very cool place out away from eveything.Anyone know why the block's are stacked and not layed in the traditional method ? DAMNIFIKNOW







We took a nice long ride saturday all the way up The Fogotten Coast through Carrabelle,St.George,Apalachicola. The St.Marks lighthouse is a beautiful ride out into the swamps that end at The Gulf Of Mexico.









Hooked up with my friend Rick ( Flask ) and some of the Florida Valkyrie riders. Got to meet Rick's brother Mike and Eddie ( Tropic traveler ) for the first time.





I paid close attention hoping to see a Gator it was pretty cold sunday morning for Florida this time of year it was 35 when Paul and I came out of the motel and hit the road .



After a nice 25 cents a piece raw oyster lunch in Carrabella Paul and I went on up The Costal Highway through Apalachicola.





I'm not sure but I'm guessing this has been here since Hurricane Dennis in 2005 that hit this area very hard.



Picture's below does'nt do justice to just how many oyster shells was piled up at this place in Apalachicola.





Paul and I got back in late sunday night after a all day ride up the coast and back.



On the way back home we zigged and zagged our way back up through the panhandle of Florida and into Georgia all on backroads. Came into the small town of Greenville, Fl and saw it was the hometown of Ray Charles.



Paul and his buddy Ray.Paul said " When I was in the Army in 1960 Ray was BIG at that time".



After making our way into Georgia we rode through Irwinsville site of the President Jefferson Davis Memorial. This is where the yankees captured him after The War of Northern Aggression. The yankee's fired on each other at this site killing each other in the progress.It was closed but I jumped the gate and took some photo's anyway.







The Blood Stained Banner fly's high over the Memorial .



This was a great ride and one I'll always remember the weather was cool but not that bad and my rain gear never left my saddlebag and that's always a plus.

" The Money Shot " taken at Alligator Point over-looking The Gulf Of Mexico.

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Post  Larry Simpson on Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:20 am

Thanks for the post Joe,have missed your pictures on this board always interesting .Glad you had a safe ride. thumbup thumbup
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Post  jdm1955 on Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:44 pm

Thanks for the post..I live in the Dothan, Alabama area and now looking into the "Forgotten Coast" area for a weekend trip. Thanks again Great Pics too..JD thumbup yes

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Post  Doc on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:52 pm

Great pics Joe, Thanks! thumbup

I went in the back and tweaked a setting.
I think all of your pictures show now. You can blow them up to full page size now also.

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Post  Smokin'joeVRCCDS#0005 on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:08 pm

00 Doc wrote:Great pics Joe, Thanks! thumbup

I went in the back and tweaked a setting.
I think all of your pictures show now. You can blow them up to full page size now also.

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