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Mar 7, Day 45, Monday, Cedar Key to Carrabelle, FL
The main event today was to be Steinhatchee the other port used by Great Loopers that try to follow the coast. It turns out that Steinhatchee is almost the opposite of Cedar Key with friendly marinas and sheltered water on the river with the same name as the town. There is no downtown with antique and art shops like Cedar Key but there are some restaurants that looked OK. Rather than spend the rest of the day there we decided to head for the Big Bend Scenic Byway to Carrabelle, the departure port for Great Loopers crossing the Gulf. It was 187 miles to the Ho-Hum RV Park on Carrabelle Beach.
The 2 lane roads were almost new and there was very little traffic as this is one of the least inhabited areas in the state. Lumber seemed to be the only industry. I was told that March is the busy season here for RVs. Lots of snowbirds that apparently don't mind the cold are present. The temperatures are in the 60's now; nothing to brag about. However, spring has arrived with the red buds, dogwoods, and Bartlett pear trees in bloom.