Date: 24 Feb 2018 07:41PM CST
Location: Camping near mile 1077.2
Today's Miles: 16.2
Total Miles: 1077.2
Up with the sun, no rush to get moving. Called the wife and chatted as I packed up my things. Doing my best to slow it down as I near the end, mainly for logistical reasons since my flight isn't for a few more days, but also because mentally it's tough to transition from backpacking to the real world.
Easy morning, finished up the last segment of trail on Eglin. Can't say too many nice things about this part of the base, seems to be some sort of borderlands between the heavily used portions of the base and the world at large. Loads of trash, abandoned appliances, and other detritus scattered on abe around the trail.
Popped out around noon on the road leading to and through Navarre. Grabbed some snacks and drinks at a convenience store and powered on, stopping at a Publix to grab my last resupply of the trail.
Rest of the afternoon was spent walking up and over a big automobile bridge to the town of Navarre Beach, located on a thin strip of land with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and a large bay on the other.
Stopped early in the evening and was lucky enough to be provided a place to camp behind the local fire rescue station. Was planning on pushing to the next campsite twelve miles away, but realized that I wasn't going to make it in a sensible amount of time, especially because many of those miles are in sand and dunes.
Set up my stuff, walked to a local restaurant, charged my electronics and grabbed a bite to eat. Probably going to take a short day tomorrow and head to that twelve mile campsite, if only to continue to kill some time before my flight.