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

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