No, not THE Panama City. Apparently at some point someone in charge here changed the town’s name from Harrison to Panama City, because they thought it would help the economy (you know THOSE politicians!!) Logic was that since a straight line between Chicago and the capital of the Central American country of Panama passed through this Florida town, it only made sense to change its name…..hmmmmm, on THAT theory, maybe Trump Tower should be Torre Colpatria after the famous tower in Bogota, Columbia since they are both on the 73rd W Longitude! (well, we KNOW that name would never be acceptable!….(but I NEARLY digressed to that polit-speak!)
Anyway, we have spent a day and a half here and have just been doing some hangin’. So just a few pix to give you the feel for the area and our day:
Speaking of morning, the feature photo on top is a morning sunRISE beach walk photo. Remember, all you west coasters with internal directional compasses pointing west to the wide open ocean, right now we are on the Panhandle facing south. (PS…we appreciate ALL comments you all give in the comment section but especially any that validate our own quirks!)
The marina is a nice mix of sail, motor and working vessels:
Speaking of shrimp, have you ever heard those little crackling/snap, crackle, pop sounds when you’ve been snorkeling or even lying in your berth late at night with no other sounds? Well, that noise has literally popped up here and can even be heard with ambient noise during the day. I understand there is a dispute on the source of the sound: barnacles and mussels feasting or shrimp “cracking.” Not that this is so scientifically important, but it seems a simple question to what thousands have surely been wondering about for many years. Based on the two sites I’ve reviewed here, I’m voting for the pistol shrimp…. Besides, I like that thought more than imagining barnacles invading our boat intake valves, etc! https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/snapping-shrimp/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6I8iPiHT8
The little park just outside the marina was full of sights:
Okay, okay we didn’t have room for healthy shrimp in the refrig, but we could not turn down this amazing place for lunch right inside the marina!
We got a few other things done too. N did the laundry while B went to the local yoga studio; a quick grocery stop for a dozen eggs; a field trip to Petsmart for Ziggy; and a field trip to Best Buy for N. We diluted the grease from lunch with a nice big green dinner salad with lots of veggies, grilled zucchini and grilled chicken. As you can see from our clothing, the weather is getting colder by the day and we really have to get rolling south (well, east first!). More tomorrow!