Salt Marsh…Coastal Carolina and Georgia

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It’s not  unusual to hear travelers passing through South Carolina and Georgia comment on the outdoor smell.  Some make a quick assumption that it is industry when in fact it is from a very natural resource the salt marsh.   Natural wildlife inhabited areas are open to walk through on trails and you will have a “spa like” feeling after a short period of time from the quiet peaceful environment.   So hop off the I95 when your nose starts to itch in the low country and pamper yourself to a free retreat.

Happy travels 🙂

For more information: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/saltmarsh.html

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Quick lunch and sweets on the Riverwalk in Savannah Georgia

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Some days you just can’t resist getting out of the house to enjoy the pleasant 70 degree temperature and clear blue sky.  That day for me was November 1st in beautiful Savannah Georgia. Travelers on the I 95 can easily get to the Historic area by hopping on the I 16 (GA exit 99)  going east. It will end in downtown Savannah and anything you look at from that point on to the river will be a treat.

There are several restaurants and shops to keep you busy, or test your balancing skills  walking along  the streets of ballast stones that were  brought over on the ships to fill with cotton.

Our two stops included a cocktail on the rooftop lounge of the Bohemian Hotel (Rocks on the Roof)  http://www.bohemianhotelsavannah.com

followed by my craving for the best pralines ever….https://www.riverstreetsweets.com

Bring your camera and a seafood appetite!

Ebenezer Creek-Savannah River

I 95 travelers can visit this historic blackwater creek by exiting at Ga exit 109. Take Hwy 21 north past Rincon to Ga hwy 275 (about 5 miles) follow to Ebenezer. View an abundance of beauty and wildlife, or rent a kayak and drift into paradise. http://backwaterexpeditions.com

via Ebenezer Creek-Savannah River Tributary — EffinghamMoves

Coastal Georgia small town living

Take a break from the I95 here’s a great get away with a chance to check out some late 1800 history. Parking is easy and the beautiful street scape with the lamp posts and sidewalks easily move you about. There are museums, thrift stores, restaurants and some old time buildings and homes throughout the city. […]

via Springfield Georgia-small town charm with a bubbly atmosphere — EffinghamMoves

Checking out Clyo, Georgia — EffinghamMoves

Clyo Georgia is located 8 miles north of Springfield Georgia on Ga. Hwy 119. There are two Georgia Historical markers in this small town. Clyo is a farming community, it has a post office , several churches and access to the Savannah River. It’s a treat if you like history.

via Checking out Clyo, Georgia — EffinghamMoves

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