Sunday, 19 July 2009

June 01st to 9th, 2009 - Datona Beach, St Augustine, Ft George, Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, Brunswick Landing.

The title line lists the anchorages we used. The only two stops of note in this section of our travels were Cumberland and Jekyll Islands. Both are now parks, but were once owned as the winter destinations for the rich and famous. Jekyll Island was the birthplace of the US Federal Reserve, the location of the first "condo" and the eastern terminus of the first trans continental phone call. Very interesting history and amazing scenery, flora and fauna. for more details see and

The club house, now a luxury hotel. The 6plex "condo", has no dining kitchens or dining facilities as all meals were to be eaten in the club house. The largest "cottage" (now part of the hotel) was built by the plumbing mogul "Crane" featured the most bathrooms and, in defiance of custom, a kitchen. The first trans continental phone call.

The remains of the Carnegie mansion on Cumberland Island.

Where have all the people gone? Miles of beach, once the playground of the "rich and famous".

Beasts on the beach.

Buoy on the beach.

Marsh and sand dunes.

SV "Passat II" and Barrie at Cumberland Island.

Fauna and flora on Cumberland Island. Our first armadillo and closest encounter with an alligator.

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