American Locations 41 – Long Point

The trip is from New River, West Virginia, to Stinking Creek, Tennessee, by way of Long Key, Florida.

 Long Point Campground, Florida

 

Early the next morning we drove south on Hwy. 1 and crossed over back to the coast on A1A, then continued south. Another incredible drive. This stretch of the road is right on the oceanfront. We had intended to stay at Sebastion Inlet State Park, but the campground was full. This was the only time on the entire trip we couldn’t get into a campground because it was full. The park ranger directed us to a campground operated by the county that was just up the road. So we went to Long Point. Were we ever glad we did. I have never seen so many birds in my life. It was like being in a zoo.

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It was on a small island.

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The mainland could be seen in the distance.

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Each of the waterfront sites had their individual water access like this one.

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Of course they were all taken, so we had to set up in the middle of the island. Notice all the birds.

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The middle of the island had its charms, too.

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There was another smaller island with no campsites to explore, but it had been damaged by the latest hurricane and was off limits.

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Back on the mainland there was a short trail through a mangrove swamp. We drove over and parked.

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Notice the bird perched in the parking lot.

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We then hiked the trail.

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There was also a stretch of ocean beach that was operated by the county park. It was a bit of a walk from the parking lot.

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But it eventually led to a beach.

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There was a bunch of kids cleaning up the beach.

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I went in for a brief swim. The surf was so rough it beat you up.

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We saw this guy cruising around in a cool ultralight.

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That evening the sun performed another great ‘down’ for us. We were invited onto a waterfront site to enjoy it.

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Another enjoyable day came to an end.

 

Next Location – John Pennekamp State Park, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

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