St. Johns River Ferry-Breakaway from I95

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Scenic Florida A1A
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$6.00 passenger vehicle
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OK to get out of your car
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Delicious and fresh
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Crossing just under 1 mile
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St Johns River
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Drop a line
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North side
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interesting history
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Public park
Under the watch of the US Navy
Home of Mayport Naval station, have lunch under the watch of the US Navy
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Fishing community
Fresh seafood
yummy
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Fresh catch
Have lunch or dinner
Shrimp boats out the door of a few tasty seafood restaurants. Sit and relax on the outdoor decking and enjoy the wildlife
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watch for the manatee
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wildlife galore
Ferry
Located 20 miles south of Amelia Island on the scenic Florida A1A.

Anytime I get the chance and have the extra time going to Florida I exit the I95  and hop on the A1A.  If you are traveling south on I95 from Georgia into Florida look for the Yulee exit to Fernadina Beach or if you are traveling north into Georgia get off in Jacksonville and get the A1A at the beach.

This will set you back about an hour through the Jacksonville area if you don’t stop and look at the beautiful ocean and river scenery.

Things to look out for:  You may get a peak at an aircraft carrier in port at Mayport Naval station

Manatees and an abundance of other wildlife

Restaurants with a selection of fresh fish and other seafood , available to eat in or pack in your travel cooler

If your traveling with the little folk the ferry is great fun too!!!

Happy trails…don’t miss the Florida A1A

 

 

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Jekyll Island a historic gem, on coastal Georgia

 

Jekyll Island is located 93 miles south of Savannah Ga, via Interstate 95.  Travelers can get a break of a busy commercialized beach that offers a good selection of lodging and a campground.

The island has a long history going back to 1733 and 60% of the island today is not developed.

The island features a historic area that was once a vacation spot for the wealthiest Americans.  Other places of interest is the site of Georgia’s first brewery and the Jekyll Island Club where AT&T President Theodore Newton Vail participated in the nations first   transcontinental phone call.

The public beach is beautiful, accessible to shops and restaurants.

Be prepared to pay $6.00 for a daily entry  pass , well worth it.

For more information: http://www.jekyllclub.com/jekyll-island-history/

Smallest church in America

Just south of Savannah Georgia on Coastal Hwy US 17 in Townsend Georgia you can visit the smallest church in America. Recently rebuilt due to a fire it is a quiet spot with a picnic area if you are traveling in the area. Along this route there are many historic markers and further south is the City of Darien. Definitely worth the stop if you are in the coastal Georgia area and it gets you off I95 for some site seeing.