Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gulf Islands National Seashore

WHEN? Sunday · October 12

WHERE? Perdido Key, Florida · find us on the map

WHAT? Gulf Islands National Seashore

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Today's visit to Perdido Key was inspired by last Spring's scenic beach drive with our friend Steve. Johnson Beach's white sand and deep blue skies hadn't changed, and lots of healthy sea oats still waved in the breeze, but the beachfront looked noticeably different. We learned from park brochures that this wasn't our imagination, since tropical storms and hurricanes are always at work changing the shape of these beaches and barrier islands.

Image courtesy of flickr member christie210
Sea Oats at the beach in Florida · flickr member christie210
For current images, visit the Perdido Key BeachCam

Before leaving Johnson Beach, we picked up several park brochures and learned that this is one of many locations in Gulf Islands National Seashore. Instead of being a single block of land, it is a mosaic which includes 12 separate units that stretch from Cat Island in Mississippi, to the eastern tip of Santa Rosa Island, Florida, and includes some parcels on the mainlands of Mississippi and Florida.

The Mississippi District includes:
· Ship Island
· Fort Massachusetts
· Horn Island
· Petit Bois Island
· Davis Bayou
The Florida District includes:
· Perdido Key
· Fort Barrancas
· Fort Pickens
· Naval Live Oaks
· Okaloosa

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