Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jekyll Island to Cumberland Island, In Photos

Yesterday was a picture perfect day.  It was in the mid-sixties, the wind was less than ten knots out of the west, and it was sunny.  We couldn't have a better day for our trip from our beloved Golden Isles to Cumberland Island.  While it was sad to leave Brunswick Landing Marina and our friends there, Pam knew there would be horses at the end of the day, and that made it better.

We took a load of photos to share.  Here you are.

Shrimp boats as we leave Brunswick Landing Marina.

A freighter on its way into port.

Our Scot friends Geoff and Linda taking pics of us from the old bridge.

Daymarker 19 on Jekyll Creek.  We plowed a furrow in the bottom only two hours after high tide, and we draw five feet.  We would later hit bottom in the Cumberland River, where the buoy colors change sides.  We bumped.  A hard bump.

Keep the green buoy to port.

Towing the Whaler.

Homemade sailboat.  Looks kind of skinny.

Laughing Gulls were swarming behind Drift Away.  Maybe we looked like a fishing boat.

A Friggin' Pelican.

Olivia looking for birds.

Nope.  No idea.  A car-type boat wash?

Just as we arrived at Cumberland Island, horses!

If you don't have your own boat, you can buy a ticket on the Cumberland Princess.

Drift Away at anchor.  Only the second time in three years that we've been on the hook.  Now that the Whaler runs, we need to do more of this.

The river walk on Cumberland

Pileated Woodpecker.

A wild horse.  Doesn't look so wild to me.

As a matter of fact, they seemed downright friendly.  They  took as much of an interest in the dogs as the dogs did to them.

The Dungeness ruins.  We'll visit here again tomorrow, and more pics and info then.

Female turkey.

Crabs can be right or left handed.  These guys must have thought they were looking in a mirror.

Doe.  A deer.  A female deer.

OK, everyone.   Awwwww........

The road back to Seacamp went on into infinity.

Our anchor neighbor.

Last night's sunset.  It's not the Golden Isles, but it's pretty nice.



  1. Dave, that frame structure is part of the Kings Bay submarine base degaussing facility. If you'd gotten up real close, some of the nice swabbies would have mosied out to meet you and explain things to you. Lots of things.

  2. Beautiful photos, Dave. It feels good to see you moving peacefully down the ICW.

  3. The OA Bloxom is a former Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat.


    The Home made sailboat appears to be the same one that spent a couple of years in our marina. It appears to have been designed specifically for Canal travel, with the mast being on a pivot much like old flag poles. This, so it can be raised and lowered easily. I was never able to deduce the logic of that stern, but I'm sure there's a reason for it. It's an interesting boat.

    My boat draws 5.5' Not looking good for a trip down the ditch.

  4. I loved those live oaks on Cumberland Island.
    I hope you check for ticks?

    Hard to think of you as a landlubber at this point, but then you've had a number of reincarnations.
    The land will anchor your next chapter.

    1. Pam did a tick check. Four on Chevy, one on Olivia, one on Ruby. Ruby is hard to find ticks on because she's dark brown.

      I took 202 photos yesterday, 179 today. I saw my first spoonbill, which I will post on tomorrow's blog.

  5. Hi Pam & Dave

    I hope all is well with you :) Just wanted to send a note to say thank you for sharing all the great info. Learned a lot. I've taken a lot of it and put it into a sort of guide that I'm preparing for a trip from Lake Ontario, down to Panama. I'm much further ahead of the game than I would have been without blogs like yours.

    Best wishes,

    Jason Kyriakou
    Toronto, Canada

    1. Hi Jason

      I'm glad you're finding some useful information in here. Sadly, we sold our boat and are dirt dwellers now, but we did buy an old RV to cruise up and down the interstates from New York to Florida and back.