Little Talbot Island State Park and Jacksonville Beach

I passed through Talbot Islands State Parks on my way south along A1A, having a late breakfast among the gnarled trees of a coastal hammock that abutted a white sandy beach that was littered with driftwood and upright dead trees. An undeveloped barrier islands, Little Talbot offers miles of hiking and striking vistas that I will need to return to in order to appreciate. But that day I kept moving, driving south.

Gnarled oak, Little Talbot Island State Park, Florida

Gnarled oak, Little Talbot Island State Park, Florida

View of the coast, Little Talbot Island State Park, Florida

View of the coast, Little Talbot Island State Park, Florida

I stopped next at Jacksonville Beach to write for a bit and then ended up walking. Though pleasantly sunny when I arrived, soon dark clouds approached producing interesting reflections on the surf.

Jacksonville Beach Pier, Florida

Jacksonville Beach Pier, Florida

Retreating surf under dark clouds, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Retreating surf under dark clouds, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Reflections in the surf, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Reflections in the surf, Jacksonville Beach, Florida