Got the bike fixed - took all day. Short ride to Aripeka on the west coast of central FL. From Aripeka through Weeki Wachee, Chassahowitzka, Sopchoppy, Apalachicola, to Mexico Beach. Got to love the town names. All old FL. fishing villages, all really cool old homes and old docks and warfs. All the structures down here are waterfront. Mostly on canals and inlets, and every home business etc. has a dock. Cypress, Spanish Moss, and Southern Pines; so dense you can ride for miles and not see the sky. Planned to camp in the forest Wednesday night. When I finally got to the forest campground I was greeted by a cottonmouth, a black bear, and clouds of mosquitoes. Nobody else in the campground and no cell service. I oppted for a flea-bag hotel in Mexico Beach.
Mexico Beach to Pensacola and the Flora-Bama. Found a campground and headed to the Bama. Probably the best bar I have ever been in. It is a true Southern Road House. On the beach, cheap raw oysters, hot, stuffy and smokey, no shirt / shoes required, heard 3 bands and no cover. Plan on going back tonight.
Headed to Gautier MS. (pronounced Go-shea) tomorrow. Then to New Orleans.