The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

St Andrews Marina

As I continued down the beach, I came to St Andrews Marina.  This is like a little community of it's own within Panama City.  I understand they have a nice Farmers Market there on Saturdays but it is Tuesday today.

This marina has a lot of different types of rentals and boat trips available.  Just one of several piers advertising rentals.

Out on the end of the marina, I found this unique bicycle rack.

There were also quite a few shrimp boats at the end of the marina.  I guess they were already in for the day.  There were a couple of places where you could buy shrimp.

This crew must have been relaxing after a long day fishing or netting for shrimp.

There were also a number of shops and restaurants in the area.

This unique sign was on one of the corners.

I drove down one of the residential streets near the marina.  With no sun and all this moss, it was pretty dark.  Kind of creepy if it had been nighttime.

This was one of the larger restaurants in the area.

But this place was the busiest place in the area and it was the middle of the afternoon.  They were lined up behind the boat.

If you keep heading along the shoreline, you will cross the bridge to Panama City Beach.  I decided to take a look at the beach when the weather was far less than desirable.  There are public access points all along the beach even though there are large hotels and private homes.  Notice the flags telling weather conditions.

 Let's see, this is a red flag for high hazard.  Not quite closed but the next step to it.

So what do the visitors think?  It's warm.  We came a long way to get to the beach, it's been raining but, we are going to go to the beach and get in the water anyway.  Reminds me of the people who try to cross at the low water crossings in Texas even though there is water across the road.

Later in the day, Steve and I went to dinner at Pepper's not far from the Mall in Panama City where we each had the California Burrito.  It included grilled steak, beans, rice, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and avocado and was delicious.

The sun finally came out about dinner time so the Traveling Longdogs got a walk after we came home.


  1. Even though your weather isn't cooperating, you are getting some great shots. I would have been a nervous mess over Steve being out in that storm. Jim has learned to call me or text me several times if he's out fishing.

  2. That looks like a beautiful place to be. . .I wanted to just drag my lounge chair on the beach and read. . .so lovely. . .rain and all!

  3. Gorgeous photos Colleen! FL sure is a pretty place. Would have loved some of those fresh shrimp! ;)

  4. Wow, that burrito would feed me for 4 or 5 days.

  5. Love the sign photo!! I wonder if those shrimp taste the some as the ones we get from Mazatlan?


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