Visiting Panama City Beach And Pier
Panama City Beach – Day 2!
We were still getting rain our second full day at the beach, but the sky cleared off some that afternoon.
We decided to get out while the getting was good and walk along the beach. We really stretched ourselves and walked clear down to the pier. I rested under the pier while The Farmer walked on up to the gatehouse and asked how much it cost to go out on the pier. Neither one of us had any money on us, so we decided we’d go back later in the afternoon.
On the walk back to the condo, we saw a guy flying a neat kite.
At first I thought it was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle kite, but I think it’s supposed to be a sea turtle. Whatever kind of turtle it was, I liked it.
When we got back to the condo, we sat on the balcony and watched the scenery. It looked like it might storm again, so there weren’t many people on the beach. (And I think I heard The Farmer grumbling there were too many old people and not enough bikinis.)
This one couple was down under their bright umbrella, surrounded by birds.
Of course, the gulls interest wasn’t so much in the people as the food the people were throwing out to them!
There were a lot of smaller birds munching on the sea oats down below our balcony.
The sky kept getting darker, and it started raining again.
When it cleared up a little, we went back to the pier and paid to walk out on it. I could look down and see the barnacles and stuff clinging to the supports of the pier.
But it was a looooong way down there, so the picture didn’t come out as well as I hoped. The same was true of the little jellyfish we could see swimming by.
And once we even saw a crab swim by!
I thought that was pretty cool, because I’ve never seen one swimming before. The only time I’d ever seen crabs were scuttling around on the beach.
There were a lot of people fishing from the pier, but I only saw one person catch anything.
I have no idea what kind of fish it is, but I suspect it was going to end up as bait for catching other fish.
It started raining again, so we decided we’d seen enough, and after one last picture of a sailboat. . .
. . . which looked bright and colorful out in all the grays of sky, rain and sea, we headed back to our home base.