Carrabelle (Day 116)


This is stop #63 for Mainship Many Moons, berthed at The Moorings in Carrabelle near the east end of Florida’s panhandle. Next: Across the Gulf of Mexico to Florida’s west coast, with a new First Mate. We wish Skipper Jeff well as he continues on The Great Loop! I’m taking a hiatus to return home and also spend time with my Mom, who turns 100 next month. I may return to this blog to write a reflection on the trip now and then, and return to the boat when the time is right. Thanks for reading!

Photos and captions from Carrabelle below.

Many Moons has seen nine states so far. Here’s our route from Lake Superior to Carrabelle. Each dot represents a stop, although several stops aren’t visible here.
We biked to Carrabelle Beach, a few miles from our marina, to admire the white sand and wide vistas.
The Bottle House is one of those quirky “must-see” destinations. It’s free (donations accepted), memorable, and sits in the creator’s yard. Here, Leon and Frances stand next to the lighthouse made of bottles. Leon is a former art professor.
Inside the Bottle House.
Shrimp four ways, caught in these waters.
These are sold at gas stations in the south. We haven’t tried them yet.
A kind of tangerine, ripening in late November. It is Florida!
This 1942 building boasts lost treasures. These small Florida towns might soon be one of them, if taken over by high-rises.
Empty slips in Carrabelle’s waterfront.
A planning meeting among Loopers in Carrabelle to discuss the gulf crossing. The group divided itself between those who go faster than 10 mph and plan the longer crossing, and those who run slower and choose the shorter one.
A second planning meeting to discuss the gulf crossing — this time among the slower boats.
The town of Carrabelle, seen from the Hwy 98 bridge overlooking the Carrabelle River. Our marina is on upper left.
One more, from inside the Bottle House.

2 thoughts on “Carrabelle (Day 116)

  1. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your insights into this journey. Best of luck on whatever adventure you pursue in the future. All the best to you and your mom(100 !!) from our boat to yours. James and Jill Iverson

    MV Alvin James At anchor near Destin, FL.

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