Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cumberland Island


Well my DH and I weren't at top form for our holiday/vacation but we enjoyed ourselves anyways!  He got to play lots of trivia, nap and try different food to advance his diet while I got to take photos, nap and not have to cook ten different things to see if he could eat one or two of them...win-win!

On our way to Florida we stopped at St. Mary's Georgia so we could visit Cumberland Island.  The island is part of the National Park Service and can only be reached by boat.  It really is a beautiful place.  I plan to go back when I can spend more time...and perhaps when it isn't quite so hot!

The island has Saltwater march, maritime forest and beaches.  There are few structures there. The photo above is the remains of the Carnegie house, Dungeness.

 Of course my favorite is the horses...feral horses.

There were lots of wild turkeys too...since they aren't hunted I guess being that close to a picnic table doesn't make them nervous...

8 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Sometimes, getting away from it all is the best way to unwind and relax... hope you both are much better rested!

sewkalico said...

How nice to get away from it all (especially getting away from the cooking!)

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a lovely destination. So glad you got to go away for a bit. Thanks for sharing.

Purple Pam said...

Glad you and DH were able to get away for a while. Not needing to cook or do the dishes would be a wonderful treat for me, too.

Janet O. said...

Love the looks of that place. So nice to get away from the routine.

Sherrill said...

I'm pretty sure a fellow quilting blogger lives on Cumberland Island though I can't recall her blog title/address. She often talks about the property being in her family for a long time, etc, etc. Very interesting.

Sandra Henderson said...

I am not blogging anymore Sherrill. We moved off the island about 1.5 years ago now (so hard to believe it's been that long!~) and rented our home out....

I'm so glad you got to go. Hope you can come when I'm there one day...

Those horses were always right outside our door , drinking from our birdbath. So were pigs, deer, turkey, etc.

I had chickens, garden, totally self sufficient. i would not leaves for months at a time at times... good and bad. lol

Will give you the grand tour one day to the north end. XO

Dawn said...

Looks like a well deserved vacation - nice you could relax and enjoy. Thank you for sharing with us!