This afternoon we arrived at Pat's brother in law's condo. We are in heaven here on the 18th floor overlooking the Gulf. We may not leave. Pat is staying at Jim and Deborah's, and the rest of us are in their rental condo next door. Jim is an ultra marathoner (first in his age group ) and will walk with us tomorrow. Many thanks to them for their hospitality.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
DAY 19 - 19.5 MILES
Muri greeted us this morning with a copy of The Destin Log, and not only was the article about us in it, it was on the front page with the photo above the line! After packing up, we stopped at 2 places to buy some papers and then drive to where we left off yesterday. It was really windy after the thunderstorms last night, and we had planned to drive over a bridge and walk along the barrier island, but Muri's friend told us we would have blowing sand in our faces all day and should walk on the same highway as yesterday. Since it was still incredibly windy, we decided to drive further and walk the stretch from West to East with the wind at our backs. It was a brilliant move, and we leapfrogged a lot and managed almost 20 miles when we were not sure we would walk any. We walked on the beach a little, and the waves were really big.