Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tour de Coast '14: Cumberland Island

Today I'll be continuing the recap of our family vacation with our stop at Cumerland Island, Georgia's southernmost barrier island.

After leaving St. Augustine, we once again decided to take the scenic route up to St. Mary's, Georgia, which is where the ferry for Cumberland leaves from. Along the way, we got to take a car ferry across the St. John's river and we stopped at Fernandina Beach to stretch our legs and eat dinner, which ended up being at Fancy Sushi, the hubs' new favorite sushi place.

After dinner, we finished the drive to St. Mary's where we checked into our riverfront hotel, visited the local ice cream shop and enjoyed a pleasant evening on the porch. Wednesday morning, we got up bright and early for the 45 minute boat ride to the island.

Our day was spent exploring the many trails, beaches, marsh wetlands and ruins. We also made a few new animal friends, including the island's wild horse population, turkey, deer, armadillo and a family of manatees.

However, Mother Nature was once again not on our side. Thankfully, a ranger driving by picked us up so we didn't have to walk 1.5 miles in the pouring rain, and we were able to take the early ferry back. The rest of the evening was spent chilling in our hotel room, eating dinner and going to watch a movie (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes...I actually kind of liked it!).

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