I just returned last night from vacation with my family and a few friends on the Florida Panhandle. While we’ve traditionally stayed in Destin, we opted for a place in South Walton this time around. I have to say I prefer the quieter, serene environment to that of the overdeveloped landscape of its neighboring cities.
Our condo rental was in Blue Mountain Beach, fringed by Redfish Lake, which as its name suggests was teeming with fish, birds and other wildlife.
While it may not look like it above in the twilight glow, the lake water glows an almost unrealistic hue of red during daylight hours.
It gets its brackish color from the ocean water feeding into freshwater springs.
When we first started going to Destin 20-something years ago—before “skyscrapers” (of sorts) and development took over—this is what the area looked like.