Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
The Intra Coastal has countless streams running through the marsh. This one flowed next to a meadow off Shores Drive. In the distances is Matanzas Inlet.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
An evening walk on Shores Blvd. gives a full view of the Intra Coastal. The different formation of the clouds always make it interesting. A different skyline every evening. They say no two snowflakes are the same and I say there are no two clouds the same. They are always moving and changing shapes at different altitudes. Shifting, swirling and intertwining with the vastness of space.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Refer to as the "The Last Bastion of the Gilded Age". Cumberland Island was a vacation home for the extreme weathly. Let us be So grateful that the Island is no longer in the hands of the wealthy and elite. Its unspoiled beauty is now available for us all to enjoy.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Horses were everywhere on the island. Due to the heat, I never thought the horses would be so close to the beach or hanging near the marsh but if there is grass, the horses were there. You can see them in the distance from the boardwalk. The sand dunes are the mountains of the island. Your feet would sink in with each step up the slope.
We took a 45 minute ferry over to Cumberland Island. The Barrier Island is wild and beautiful with feral horses running free all over the island. It was a very hot day and it was more heat then I could handle. We only saw a the southern tip of the Island and plan to come back for a full day of bike riding. We got to see a group of manatees swimming close to the ships dock. That was a treat to see so many of them. Seeing Wild horses, Wild Turkeys, Deer and Manatees made it a very good day!
Unspoiled beach just before you reach the large construction site of the new convention center. Once the center is complete, how much of the beach will remain intact in its natural state once the crowds come?
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
At Ft. Frederica, we saw trees that stood during the days of the colony and witness the struggles of the new settlers.. We stood on the same ground as John Wesley the founder of the United Methodist Church. Charles and John Wesley, considered the founders of Methodism, were both run out of Ft Frederica at different times. John had his cassock chewed and torn by a leading citizen’s wife after she pulled a gun on him and tried to stab him with a pair of scissors. I would love to know what he did to outrage the lady.