Sunday, February 7, 2010
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Here is a slide show of the trip to the Cumberland Island National Seashore. The island is a must on any one's list in the St Mary's GA area. It was a perfect day for us to go as it was a little cool but heated up during the day and there were no bugs to bug us. Us? Mary Lou and Jack my neighbors from the park in which I am staying and I went and it was enjoyable to have someone with whom I could enjoy the day.
We rode the ferry from the waterfront in downtown St Mary's. This ferry leaves at 8:45 and returns at 12:45 or 5:00. We chose to catch the 5:00 ride because we wanted to hike from the Dungeness ruins to Sea Camp and over to the Atlantic. As we ferried over we had some dolphins swim alongside us. The island has wild pigs, wild horses and lots of armadillo. It was funny because Mary Lou said she had never seen an armadillo, well by the time we left the island, she had seen about 50. She can't say that anymore.
Our hike up and across the island was nice and easy. We knew we had plenty of time to get from one point to the other before we caught our departing ferry. When we got to the Atlantic side of the island, over the dunes, we were ready for lunch so we had a seat on the sand and had our snacks we had brought. By this point we were quite ready for a little rest. I'm just glad we didn't get a visit from one of the wild pigs.
I would recommend anyone who is in the area to go to the Island. Be careful about going in the heat of the summer, I hear that the bugs will carry you away and munch on you for their lunch.
Here is a slide show that Jack made, his narration is a little livelier than mine.