May 4, 2008

Pt. 2-Amelia River Cruise to Cumberland Island

Time to board the Ryan K for our Amelia Island River Cruise to Cumberland Island.

Some of the shrimp boats docked on the island...
Fernandina Beach is Amelia Island's historic downtown area. It is also the location of this operating paper mill.
This house is situated in Amelia Island's Old Town Historic District which dates back to the early 19th century.
Fort Clinch is now protected as a Georgia State Park.
As we approached Cumberland Island, we spotted some of the wild horses the National Seashore is famous for. Here a mother and two male horses stand guard until a newborn learns to stand and walk.

We have come quite a distance.
Views of Cumberland Island National Seashore...
The National Seashore is accessible by ferry or private boat. The island also features The Greystone Inn, a bed and breakfast run by descendants of the Carnegie family who owned the island from about 1880-1970.
They call him Flipper...Flipper...
One of many snowbirds who come to this area of the country in their boats for the winter, much like rvers.

A boathouse on Cumberland Island...
Look what we found...
He saw us and took a dive.
One of the vacation homes of the rich and famous...
Heading back to Amelia Island for the Shrimp Festival...
For more pictures, go to http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2008/may/amelia-island/ pictures 18-134.

To be continued...

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