More Jekyll Time
12 May 2016
Friday May 6- Monday May 9
We took the golf cart out for a spin every day. We went to the historic district and spent some time walking the charming streets behind the famous millionaire cottages that face the waterfront. We discovered an art gallery inside the Goodyear cottage that we missed last year. I found a watercolor that I loved, of an Egret in flight by a local artist. We had a hotdog at a nearby snack shack where I also got some cajun boiled peanuts. Afterwards we took the cart to Dunes Beach. It was low tide, and I mean LOW tide. The beach stretched at least 300 feet to the water. There were lots of people out on a long sandbar. You could walk out in the water for a mile. It is mating season for horseshoe crabs and there were lots of them. I was on the hunt for sand dollars, but didn't find a single one. Billy and Lisa let us use their second car for several days. That was so nice! We went across the bridge to Brunswick for a new ipad, a hair cut for Carl and some provisions. One day we drove to Driftwood Beach at the other end of the island. The trees that have been moved by the powerful tides here, have become massive driftwood. This made for some interesting photography. We had Lisa, Billy and Bill, who is on the boat in front of us from Williamsburg, over for drinks. Bill spent the winter in the Bahamas on his 30 foot sailboat by himself. He says he's lucky "his wife lets him go". She doesn't like to sail. I'd say! Our last night in Jekyll, we met Lisa and Billy at the Pub at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. It is tucked away in the basement and is much more casual than the fine dining upstairs. Bill rode his bike and joined us at the bar. We had a great time. Before we left, Lisa gave us the grand tour. The library in the basement is said to be haunted. The bartender said she has had some ghostly experiences too. We went upstairs to the main dining room. Piano music was drifting out into the hotel bar. There are lots of nooks and crannies with sunrooms and porches with rocking chairs. We had only passed by the hotel in the past and never went in. There were always people in white playing croquet on the lawn. It is beautiful place.
We enjoyed our time in Jekyll Island this year. As always, it's really the people who make it special!