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

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#8 Buoy catches a wave during Irma…lands on Hilton Head Island beach

Locals and visitors are having a big time on Hilton Head Island’s Coligny Beach getting a first hand view of a Coast Guard buoy.

During hurricane Irma the buoy washed ashore and it is not an item that can easily be sent back to its home with a weight of 13,000 pounds. For anyone that ever questioned the strength of these hurricanes here’s the proof that they can take you for quite a ride.

For more information: http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/article173142586.html

Also a community Facebook page has been set up #savethebuoy : https://www.facebook.com/8buoy/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

A natural beauty some locals don’t even know about-Palmetto Bluff SC

Take I-95 to Exit 8 in South Carolina. At Exit 8, take Hwy. 278 East and proceed to SC 170 (8 miles). Exit right on SC 170 and follow it to the traffic circle (4 miles). Proceed around traffic circle. Take the third exit, heading East on SC 46. Proceed to Palmetto Bluff entrance (2 miles). Located just south of Hilton Head Island and just north of Savannah Ga. on the May River.

You can spend an afternoon, enjoy a great lunch or for lodging information please contact: https://www.palmettobluff.com/stay/

For real estate information:https://www.palmettobluff.com/live/home-listings/?direction=desc&order=by_price&type=home

 

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/

Savannah Wildlife Refuge

On the Georgia-South Carolina state line is a beautiful wildlife refuge to visit easily accessible to the I95 interstate.  For travelers the easiest way to get to this worth while travelers break is to exit in Hardeeville, SC.  You will get off on Hwy 17 and  take it south toward Savannah. There are directional signs along the way. (about 14 miles)

It’s a good idea to  wear tennis shoes or boots because you will want  to get out of your vehicle to see the abundance of birds, alligators, snakes, and bugs. Plan to spend an hour on the 4 mile drive through trail.  There are also walking paths at certain sites.  We did get a glimpse of a bobcat so I stayed close to the truck.

There is no charge to tour this natural habitat of beauty, and for all you sweet hearts you may even get a few love bugs to tag along.

Happy travels, bug repellent needed

Beautiful Savannah Georgia

Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia and is a relaxing vacation destination or a long weekend getaway.  You’ll enjoy just walking the beautiful streets of the historic district, city market and cobbled stone River Street.  The weather is pleasant October through May.  The summer is warm, but you can cool off at Tybee Island. Great restaurants especially if you like seafood!

For more information:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60814-Savannah_Georgia-Vacations.html