Today’s the day

Bushranger is primed to go. She has been provisioned and is ready to cross the Gulf of Mexico. Stores have been replenished; tonight’s dinner has been cooked; the ditch bag has been packed; the route has been analyzed; batteries charged in all devices; safety procedures reinforced; systems checked; and the weather window scrutinized.

We bid farewell to Carabelle, our home for the last five days. Carabelle is a sleepy little river town, which has been devastated by Hurricane Michael. They had a great deal of flood damage. It will take the town a long time to be back up and fully operational.

A couple of insights on Carabelle:

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Carabelle is the home of the smallest Police Station in USA.

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The citizens take enormous pride in their memorials, which were restored soon after the flooding.

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It is home to an old-time cafe/diner, complete with memorabilia from a bygone era. Very entertaining!

The town is so small, the nearest pharmacy and Walmart are a 47 minute drive away.

The Carabelle River is the home of manatees, but none have been sighted since the hurricane.

Now, a kiss for luck and we’re on our way,

Such is Life!

6 thoughts on “Today’s the day

  1. grace and dohee

    Learning everyday
    Carabelle police station ! the smallest in USA
    Grace will depart Sydney 12th Nov. with her mum for mum’s health check
    it will be one week but to me feel like months.

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