21 January 2009

Getting there is half the fun!

Ok, so after 4 and 1/2 years living here, we finally made it out to Cumberland Island National Seashore. Figured we would do it to get rid of any reason to ever come back here. Anyway, to get there, you have to take an NPS ferry from downtown St Marys. That's the ferry arriving now.
In the visitor center, there are some intersting displays, including this one of sea turtles hatching.

This one shows how Sea Oats grow.

Some Native American artifacts

As these tools show, both cotton and lumber industries at one point made their home on Cumberland.

Artifacts from the Carnegie Estate on the island.

View of downtown St Marys from the visitor center. Visible are Trolleys Bar, the Sub Museum, and God only knows what. That corner building always changes.

Waterfront park.

Finally we say goodbye to St Marys

Looking towards Point Peter, where the battle took place in the War of 1812

Looking south towards Amelia Island

This guy decided to hang around the boat for a while
Cumberland Island! Barely visible on the left side is the ruins of the Dungeness Mansion, that belonged to the Carnegie family.

Looking north, at the Kings Bay Sub Base.

Cumberland Island again

Tying up the boat. Ready to go see the island? Stay tuned!


Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

That was fun! Steve and I are going to go on-line and see how much the Ferry costs. We might do that in a day or two. I'm having a fence installed right now and it will be a bit before we can go "scooter poopin'" (as my funny grandmother always called just driving around). ha ha
Stay warm!
Sparky ♥ ∞

Linda said...

You post the most amazing photos and stories. I love reading and seeing them. Thanks for making us smile. Blessings