David is a freelance writer from Atlanta, GA and is now based in Seattle, WA. He enjoys wandering around meeting strangers, in this case, via a canoe named Morpheus.
The Chattahoochee-Apalachicola River flows over 500 miles through three states. The Chattahoochee becomes the Apalachicola River in Florida and weaves its blackwater way through cypress, long-leaf pine, sawgrass, oak, and tupelo forests and through the filters of Apalachicola Bay oysters.
I’m eating those oysters today since I have left Morpheus and the river at Lake Seminole and have joined my brother at the Apalachicola Seafood Festival, the oldest seafood fest in Florida. The ‘Hooch and Apalachicola River end here and they have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Apalachicola Bay, one of the most productive marine sanctuaries in the country. This autumn it is one more of hate than love.
Keep reading David’s full post on his blog!