Island is off the coast of Florida's panhandle, accessed by a long bridge from
Eastpoint, Florida. Apalachicola is just west of Eastpoint, a few miles away.
The nearest airport is Tallahassee Regional Airport, just under two hours away
by car. Six car rental agencies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and National)
serve the airport. If you are flying into Tallahassee and would like to consider
the possibility of carpooling from the airport with another retreat participant,
please email me
and we'll share names of others interested in sharing a rental. Driving directions
from the airport are available at MapQuest
on the island, turn right onto W. Gulf Beach Drive, which becomes Leisure Lane
and takes you to the entrance of the lovely gated community of St. George Plantation.
You will need to check in with the gatekeeper, who will find your name on a list
and issue you a vehicle pass. Ask directions to Abbeyfeale. We'll look forward
to seeing participants at 11 a.m. on November 12th. If you expect to have time
to spare in the area earlier that day, you might want to check out the local papers,
Coastline" and "Apalachicola
Times" to learn about local events and places to go.
is recommended, not only for the companionship and economy, but also because parking
space is somewhat limited. Parking in the street is not permitted in the Plantation.