Hunting Island, S Carolina 1875 Lighthouse

Hunting Island South Carolina is located in Beaufort County, 16 miles east of Historic Beaufort.  For Interstate 95 travelers it is between Savannah Georgia and Charleston South Carolina.

The beach is beautiful white sand and it a great time collecting shells.  The park has an entry fee and there is also a fee to go up in the lighthouse.

You will find restaurants and small shopping nearby along with the many historic sites in the Beaufort area.

Happy travels…I would put this down as a “must see”

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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

 

 

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

Cool tip for traveling with kids

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Technology sure has eased the pain of hours in the car with the little folks but there are still stops along the way that bore them to no end.  I discovered this inexpensive way to keep them happy campers. I  found that giving them their own camera kept them busy enough taking photos of just about everything and everybody.  To keep it interesting they are now “photo bombing” and doing “silly selfies”.  When settling in at  night in the hotels instead of jumping on the beds they seem real interested in downloading and laughing at the photos.  You never know  you may just inspire the next great world photographer.

http://amzn.to/2wweak0 Children’s camera on my Amazon link-Thank you 🙂