The Love Shacknice
08/31/2008, Northern, Flordia along the ICW
Fancy Homes Along The ICW In Floridanice
I made it through Georgia without too much trouble. I got stuck once but backed myself out and there were various other challenges, but I've somehow made with my two Golden Retrievers to St Augustine, Florida. We will take a walk along the shoreline there tomorrow. It is supposed to be a big deal ICW town. All I know is that there aren't many, if any, cruisers here. There are a lot of sailboats,a few of which have people living aboard; but they are generally the sort that are stranded here, not actual cruisers. Cruisers I have not seen much of as I have traveled south in August.
Cumberland Island Atlantic BeachKeith, perfect weather
The Ruins Of the Carnegie Mansion08/29/2008, Cumberland Island
There are many pictures of the grand life they led in the early 1900s before the depression and during the plantation era. This mansion was spectacular in its day and lavish parties and events took place here. Now one can visit the ruins and imagine what life was like in this beautiful place.
The Road From the Cumberand Docks08/29/2008
It was really quiet and peaceful on the island and I got a sense of what it must have been like to live here by walking from the dock to the Carnegie mansion, now in ruins. The Carnegie family owned pretty much the whole island in the early 1900s and it was saved from development and remains in a largely natural state. It kind of reminded me of Panama.
Wild Horses On Cumberland IslandKeith, sunny
I decided, based on the recommendation of a blog reader, to stay the day here instead of rushing off to Florida. Turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. While dingying to the far dock I saw these wild horses walking along the water.
Trident Nuclear Submarine08/29/2008, You don't need to know
As I sat talking to a nice couple who had spent the week camping near the place I anchored last night an enormous submarine flanked by several coast guard tugs and security boats came by. Those specs on the top deck are people. The waterway closes when these boys come through. Understandably. Not only are they nuclear powered but they are likely filled up with our latest technology nuclear missiles. No, we wouldn't want anybody making a run for this sub as she heads back to the gigantic base just up the river.
This Is the Kind Of Place We Would Do Tfilot Together Back In the Ramah/USY Daysnice, getting hot and humid
08/29/2008, Cumberland Island National Park
I'm not really into tfilot anymore, but if I was and if I was with a group, this would definitely be the place for it.
Anyone Up For A Run On The Beach08/29/2008
I have really enjoyed the times we've anchored on one side of a shelter island and then walked across to the Atlantic beach on the other side. This morning the water was calm and it was low tide so there was plenty of beach for the dogs to play on and for me to meander along. There are no hotels on this beach and no rules prohibiting dogs. Now they are all tired out and resting on the boat. I've got to do a huge load of dishes and then we may tour the Carnegie mansion ruins before heading off to Florida.
Hike Through Mozzie Infested But Beautiful Forestnice
08/29/2008, Cumberland Island in far southern Georgia
As soon as it was light we dingied back to the National Park docks and started hiking to the beach, about 1/2 mile from the docks. The hike went through a forest the likes of which I have never seen. Even though I applied deet, the mozzies were overpowering. Big ones. I even applied repellent on the dogs it was so bad. I got bit several times and was walking double time to keep them off of me. The dogs didn't care. They'd been cooped up on the sailboat for days without much of a chance to run free and they relished the experience.
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