Everglades City

Situated between Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve along the Barron River, lies Everglades City, a remote fishing and crabbing town, with a resident population of approximately 400.

 

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If I heard the fishing boats coming in to unload their catch before sunrise, I had opportunities to photograph pretty reflections.Β  It would take them many hours to unload.Β  You can see the net full of fish in a couple of the photos.

 

 

Everglades City is known as the Stone Crab Capital of the World.

Stone crab pots and a dinner of stone crab claws

 

In the center of this small town, standing tall and prominent, is their “lifeline to the world” communication tower surrounded by three 1920’s historical buildings still standing after the many hurricanes that plummeted this town over the years.

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We fell in love with this endearing, quirky small town, reminding us of home along Maryland’s Eastern Shore that has its share of quaint Chesapeake Bay fishing towns.

 

A photo gallery of some other things that caught my fancy in Everglades City.

 

Of course, I ended with a bird!

 

 

35 thoughts on “Everglades City

  1. What wonderful photos of ‘old Florida’. We’ve been to Everglades City twice, in 2012 and 2018. In 2012 we stayed at the Everglades City Motel and had dinner at The Oyster House, where I had fried alligator. I wonder if either of those places are still there. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    • Thank you! Oh, you came after 2017’s Hurricane Irma, and so saw some of the devastation. Everglades City Motel just went through a major interior renovation past several months, it’ looks very nice, you’ll have to check out their website. The Oyster House closed and is now a Fishing Tour company. πŸ™‚

  2. Wonderful photos, Donna! The buildings are beautiful. They must be very remote if they need their own communications tower complete with microwave antennas.

  3. I had made such congratulatory comments and was flitting back and forth and lost them. So,try again…I like the night time reflections, the section with the documentary on food from the source to the plate. I love the colours, i.e. yellow building and boat, bright sign, and boat lift. Each photo is well-seen, good compositions, a great collection with a bright red Cardinal to end it with.

  4. Love the style of those buildings in the town Donna, they are so beautifully preserved. We love exploring small fishing villages and tucked away towns on our journeys also. They hold their own unique and often quaint character. You have enjoyed Florida, as I know we would also, it seems to have so many aspects to its wildlife.

    • Thank you, Ashley, it was a long-awaited trip and an awesome adventure exploring so many remote areas where many people don’t go. I can remember being overwhelmed with where to start. πŸ™‚ Now I’ve got inside info! We’re like you and your wife, discover unique places.

  5. Awesome photos! I love that you share what is around you. That looks like a cool town. I’d be doing the same thing.

    I would mow down on the stone crab meal. LOVE me some seafood!

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