We walked in the nature preserve at St. Joe several times.
Once we walked a "nature trail" that led us to the bay side of the preserve.
This side faces NE so it was mostly sheltered from the wind.
If you want solitude- this was it!! We walked the hard pack sand for 3 miles.
We saw exactly 5 people during that time.
It was totally peaceful and we sat there for a long time and did not
hear any sounds of man.
Kids would have been bored to death but we loved it.
OTOH we came for the beach. We love to walk the beach and sit for
hours just watching the waves.
Windy days with temps in the 50s and 60s weren't what we hoped for.
When beer O-clock rolled around we had to hunker down behind something
to shelter out of the wind and hope for a sunbeam to break out of the
clouds. The beautiful day shown below was only 1 out of 7.
To be honest I guess we had 3 pretty good days and 4 that sucked more or
I have checked weather.com for average temps in the area in Feb.
This is what they often get.
We'll go further South next year.
GW retires in a year. After that it's definitely South FL in winter with a
couple weeks in the Panhandle in say.... Sept early Oct.
After all those pesky tourists are back in school!