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Lostboater needed a ride.

So did I.

He was beginning a large ride to Richland GA, so I could join in for the first two days.

We met up in Chiefland, FL, with our friend Walt coming that far.

We got BBQ at BBQ Bill's (like that name), and took it to a local park to consume.

Great weather, cool and clear.

We ditched Walt and headed north to Wakulla.

After checking into the Lodge, we made out usual pilgrimage to the nearby St. Marks Lighthouse.

The sun was setting, allowing for a few fine photos of the area, especially the white lighthouse in the sun.

The next day, dodging rain, we took a short ride to the Gulf of Mexico again, this time to Live Oak Point and Shell Point.

Bill
Walt and Ken in Chiefland
Walt and Ken in Chiefland
Ken pointing out an eagle's nest in St. Marks WMA.
Ken pointing out an eagle's nest in St. Marks WMA.
Ken riding ahead of me with the lighthouse in the distance
Ken riding ahead of me with the lighthouse in the distance
The marsh near the lighthouse
The marsh near the lighthouse
The narrow beach just past the lighthouse
The narrow beach just past the lighthouse
The lighthouse bathed in beautiful light as the sun set.
The lighthouse bathed in beautiful light as the sun set.
The two scooters at Shell Point.
The two scooters at Shell Point.
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Riding with Bill and Walt is always fun.
The BBQ from Bill's. Glad we all had our shots before we went in the place. A Sunday all you can buffet had the place packed and we were the only three with masks. Ordered and got the hell out of there until the brought our food to the parking lot.
The BBQ from Bill's. Glad we all had our shots before we went in the place. A Sunday all you can buffet had the place packed and we were the only three with masks. Ordered and got the hell out of there until the brought our food to the parking lot.
Taking photos for the beach people at the light house. Amazing, all the college age kids there were glad to have their picture taken.
Taking photos for the beach people at the light house. Amazing, all the college age kids there were glad to have their picture taken.
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FINALLY, we made it back to Lynn's our favorite oyster house and they had built a new outside deck so we could eat there. The old got taken out by a hurricane. The oyster are from a new oyster farm down the road. They were great. Only thing is that we were told Lynn only comes to deliver paychecks. Says she has seen enough oyster as she has been doing this literally all her life. They will serve 2300 oysters in a day out of this little place.
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Great report! Looks like it was a lot of fun, good people, good food, good weather!

I thought for a moment the pic of Ken pointing was that he was lost and saying we go this way!

Hopefully next year.......
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Looks like such a great trip!

I'm unusually jealous because Toronto is pretty well snowed in at the moment
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I had been wanting oysters for a while.

Lynn's is ground zero for Oyster Tours, and these were very good.

Two dozen each.

Bill
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Darn Near Heaven
Dave,

I am so jealous of your extended riding season. The pictures are super.
All the best of the scooter trail: Good Friends, Good Food, Great Scenery.

Watching the news, it seems 20% of New York is moving to Florida.

Bob Copeland
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What a year for me to be a good husband and only bring the bicycles. We had a great time at Mayakka River State Park, then on to Topsail Hill, near South Walton. The weather turned ugly for our two days at Gulf Shores, so we just drove straight through and arrived home at the stroke of midnight. We were able to score some pretty good Mahi and shrimp at Joe Patti's on the way through Pensacola.
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Dide, we are crushed you passed with out letting us know
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Dide, we are crushed you passed with out letting us know
Next time for sure, just wasn't in the cards this trip.
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Don't be too hard on BBQ Bill's. It's an institution in Chiefland, and there's not a lot of competition.
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wmak wrote:
Next time for sure, just wasn't in the cards this trip.
Sadly, Warren won't get a chance for that "next time"

Prostate cancer caught up with him, and we all lost a great friend.

Bill
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