Tales of High Seas, Low Tides, and Escapades Ashore
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Cumberland Island in Pictures
We finally got there, after years of talking about it and two false starts--the last one on our way down the Intracoastal Waterway last fall. It stormed just as we reached Cumberland Island-- formerly a playground of the wealthy, now a national park accessible only by boat.
After retrieving our boat in Florida this summer, we sailed up to Georgia and tied up at the park's dock an hour before sunset. Quick tour:
Tree-lined drive propels you forward
Former Vanderbilt mansion: what happens when the money runs out
Spanish moss takes over the playground
Deer to human: where did you hide all the treasure?
Why did the turkeys cross the road?
Lots of marsh, oysters, birds, boardwalks
Wind-swept sand dunes
Bountiful beach for bathing in modest swim costumes
Time to leave: Echo II at the park dock as the sun drops to the horizon