Little Cumberland Island

We had one more chance to see the horses before pulling up the anchor and heading north to St. SImons Island.  It was a treat to see the horses from our Brickhill Creek Anchorage.  We weren’t sure we would see any on this marsh side of the island.  The lighthouse below was used to mark […]

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A day to remember

Steve and Izzy took the dinghy back to the boat after a walk on the Cumberland Island beach.  Izzy needed a break and Steve needed to take care of some emails.  Carolyn, Leslie and I had a great time wandering the island, exploring the ruins.   We were a little surprised that on our walk from […]

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Dungeness History

It seems that several people of importance to American History stopped at Cumberland Island.  James Oglethorpe, the founder of the great state of Georgia, a British soldier and a member of Parliament built a hunting lodge on Cumberland island.  He named the lodge Dungeness after a hamlet in England.  Nathanael Greene, a revolutionary war hero […]

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AHH, Cumberland!

The largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia is Cumberland Island.  Cumberland has pristine beaches with no condominiums or hotels anywhere in sight.  History here spans over 4000 years beginning with early Natives, the Timucuan people,  followed by the period of Colonial expansion, the Plantation Era and the Gilded Age.   All left a footprint on […]

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Gliding by the Marshlands

The terrain changes drastically once we turned off the St. John’s River.  No more city life.   Sister’s Creek passes through the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  On the east of the river is Little Talbot Island which is home to Fort George Island Cultural State Park and Kingsley Plantation.  At some point Sister’s Creek changes […]

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See ya later Jacksonville…

(June 29, 2018) We always enjoy our time at Lamb’s Yacht Center in Jacksonville.  We have a covered slip which protects the boat from the harsh sun and the water is mostly fresh which is better for the hull than salt water.  Jacksonville has the largest population of any other city in Florida.  Jacksonville has […]

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New Crew Aboard

(June 28, 2018) We had a few hours to kill before picking up our crew for the weekend so we went to check out the marina at Fernandina Beach.  It is disappointing that the marina is still not open for transient boaters because Fernandina Old Town is such a nice place to visit with great […]

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Seminole Park in Ortega

  (June 28, 2016) Matt, the dock master, at Lamb’s Yacht Center met Izzy and was charmed. Isn’t everyone?  After telling him of her fear of the marina, he suggested we take her for a visit to Seminole Park in the Historic Ortega neighborhood.  This area is bordered by the St. Johns river on the […]

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Happy Independence Day!

The first battles of the Revolutionary War began in 1775.  Many of the colonists did not desire complete independence from Great Britain.  That changed somewhat after Thomas Paine wrote and distributed his pamphlet Common Sense which presented both moral and legal arguments to persuade the colonists to join in on the fight for an egalitarian […]

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Time to Move MJ

(June 25, 2018) It’s that time of year again.  No not Christmas or Thanksgiving although I saw Christmas decorations at Hobby Lobby recently.  It’s hurricane season.  The official season for our area of the country including the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea starts June 1 and is over on November 30.  Our […]

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