Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Dogless Day Afternoon, in Photos

Pam and I wanted a break from the doggies.  We love them to death, but like anything, you can have too much of a good thing.

First we took them to Brunswick's lame dog park.  I only call it lame because it has absolutely no shade.  Seriously, couldn't they have stuck a tree in the middle?

Olivia was fixated on getting the mice that live in the  long grass that never gets mowed around the edges.

Ruby and Chevy looked for something... anything to do.

Chevy likes to chase tennis balls, so I tossed him one.

And then the dogs went back to the boat and we visited the Earth Day Nature Trail, at the DNR station by the Sidney Lanier Bridge.

It was a fine day for a nature walk.  Only we didn't see any nature, besides trees.  No birds, no alligators.

"The ground is moving!".  Only it wasn't the ground.  It was millions of tiny crabs.

We watched a big ship leave the Port of Brunswick.

And were threatened by a crab about the size of a quarter.  

Yes.  That is an alligator print.  We missed the actual alligator.  Darn it.

This is the Sidney Lanier Bridge, with the casino ship off in the distance.

That DNR boat isn't going anywhere until high tide.

The entrance to Jekyll.

The O.A. Bloxom, built in 1901.  Click here for more info.  This boat is anchored here all the time, as in since we arrived.

Wow.  Just wow.


Squirrel.  Nope.  I don't know why I took his photo either.

A five-lined skink...

up close.

A River Cooter, I think.

Sand Piper.

I know it's hidden by the little sailboats, but if you look closely, you can make out the 140' Serafina.

Brown pelican rinsing off.

Stale bread tossed overboard makes for fun photos.
"I got it!  A Krispy Kreme Donut!  I'm coming Myrtle!"

I love the reflection here.  Look closely.

Elmer and Myrtle.  Elmer has no Krispy Kreme Donut, and Myrtle is not impressed.  A half second after I took this pic, Myrtle stuck out her left leg, tripping Elmer.  He went tail feathers over tea kettle off the piling and into the water.

A ray.

And another brilliant Golden Isles sunset.  Yawn.


  1. Nice photos! I don't know about Elmer and Myrtle, but these days, it takes a lot more than a Krispy Kreme donut to impress my nest mate. ;-)

  2. Dave, Wow - just caught up on the blog, your pics are amazing!!!