Friday October 3, 2014
Weather: 80s Partly Sunny
In Port: Savannah, GA
“Marina”: Holiday Inn Express then back to the Hinckley Marina
ONE MORE DAY IN SAVANNAH!
We checked out of the hotel, made a few provisioning stops, dropped of the provisions at the boat and went to Tybee Island for lunch.
Tybee Island is an island and city near the city of Savannah. It is the easternmost point in the state of Georgia. The small island, which has long been a quiet getaway for the residents of Savannah, has become a popular vacation spot with tourists from outside the Savannah metropolitan area. Tybee Island is home to the first of what became the Days Inn hotel chain.
We ate at this very kitschy restaurant, The Crab Shack, and dined on a local favorite, the low country boil. Great fun and great food. Just as we were finishing it started to rain. And I mean rain! When we got back to the boat to prepare for the next day’s journey we were greeted with this amazing rainbow.
Saturday October 4, 2014
Weather: 80s Sunny
Departure: 09:30 from Thunderbolt, GA Destination: Jekyll Island, GA
Marina: Jekyll Harbor Marina 5 out of 10 Arrival: 15:30
Distance traveled: 100 Nautical Miles
PICKING UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF!
We awoke to sunshine! The journey from Thunderbolt to Jekyll Island took us through many rivers and sounds. We started out on the Wilmington River and passed through Moon River (yes THAT Moon River). It was rather windy and there were whitecaps in the sounds. We arrived safely and without incident!
Jekyll Island is an island off the coast of Georgia. It is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia. In the midsection of the river side of the island is the Historic District where most of the buildings from the Jekyll Island Club era still stand, most in remarkable preservation. The centerpiece of the grounds is the enormous Jekyll Island Club Hotel, a two-winged structure that contains numerous suites for rental, including a beautiful presidential suite that contains the three-story turret on the front of the building. Thirty-three buildings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries surround the hotel, with many being mansion-sized cottages.
Tomorrow we shove off for St. Augustine, FL.