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Palmy Island would be a more appropriate name. Maybe there were pines there once, but now the island is mostly saltmarsh with a few areas high enough to support trees. The largest of these spots does have a small piney forest... otherwise, it's marsh with spits of sand covered in grass and lined with cabbage palms and a few cedars.
Bob Thompson and I ventured out as the tide was rising to circumnavigate Piney Island, land and explore it where we could... to see what the island had to offer.. Bob had heard that there is a plaque at a point called Seven Palms which describes the acquisition of this 1000+ acre island by St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. The photo above was made at Seven Palms.
There were moments when we wondered if we'd get back to our put-in by dark, but made it just in time for sunset along Bottom's Road. Here are a couple pelicans in the marsh and a panorama of the saltmarsh looking east towared Piney Island.