A skinny spit of land, that would be a barrier island except that one end is attached to the mainland, Cape San Blas lies north/south along the Florida Panhandle creating St. Joesph Bay. Port St. Joe is on the mainland in the middle section of the bay. The northern 8 miles of Cape San Blas is a Florida State Park.
Click here and zoom out for a Google Map of Cape San Blas
A short cruise across St. Joesph Bay brought the extended crew to Eagle Harbor, a cove along Cape San Blas that has a skinny piece of deep water providing an anchorage. The shoals are clearly visible in the photo above. Get near the green water and you are aground.
The long Gulf-shore beach provided many shell treasures for the ladies. Again, the Last Dance crew found another beautiful beach that seemed to be a private enclave. A private beach full of shells; a treasure trove for beachcombers.
Well, the crew did have to share the beach - with the full-time residents, many shorebirds.
Including one who complained about having to share the beach.
Back in Port St. Joe, the girls found a quite different tandem bike at the Port Inn, where they stayed. Both riders shared the steering duties, a formula for problems which, fortunately, they avoided.
A multiple-course, seafood-based, non-traditional Christmas dinner was enjoyed on Last Dance, to benefit from the fresh local fare of foods. A different, albeit savory meal, nurtured conversation and family time together. It will be remembered as the Cape San Blas Christmas.