Friday, April 24, 2009

The Bridge Chronicles - How It Started

We spend a lot of time at the beach. A lot. And the majority of the time we go to the same spot. We call it Bridge Beach.





Years ago, when the kids were little I didn't like taking them to the Gulf to swim. Little ones playing along the shore of the Gulf are constantly being knocked down and end up not having any fun. And then neither does Mom.

So we tried Bridge Beach one afternoon and we were hooked.

Just inside the Pass and on the edge of Choctawhatchee Bay it's the perfect spot.
The water is emerald green and calm with a nice sloping bottom so the kids can play in shallow water or swim around in the deeper areas.

Being right at the foot of the bridge also offers lots of snorkeling and fishing around the pilings and there always seems to be an abundance of shells to find.


This is also a favorite spot for dolphin and we see them almost every time we go.






There are always Great Blue Heron's wandering up and down the beach and if you're fishing, they'll steal your bait while you're not looking.





Looking at these pictures might lead you to believe this is a quiet, serene spot.
At times it can be.
But that's rare.

This spot is a magnet for the strangest people. Very rarely do we go there not have at least one story to tell.

Bridge Beach proves that fact is always stranger than fiction so I've decided to write the Bridge Chronicles.

I think you'll enjoy a look at Destin's strangest beach.
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