Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012 - Savannah, Skidaway Island, Tybee Island

The Wheres:

Savannah, Georgia
Skidaway Island
Tybee Island

Today we woke up in Savannah, a city that Esther has been wanting to take me to since she and the kids visited in October of '09. I've seen the live oak and Spanish moss-draped streets of Mobile, Alabama and this reminded me of that, but the first thing that I noticed about Savannah, apart from its multiple town squares, is how the streets near the river become multi-leveled and cobble-stoned. We parked downtown and walked a while on River Street to take in the sights.

One of the few shops that caught our eye enough to warrant trip inside was the candy store, River Street Sweets. Yes, the pralines are incredible- especially eaten while still warm.

As old as me, but only half as sweet

Savannah Cotton Exchange Freemason Hall

Complete with basket ball goals and homeless guy!

The infamous Mercer House

Savannah was awesome, but still I was even more drawn to the surrounding natural areas. Next up, the salt flats and forests of Skidaway Island.

Squareback crab

Fiddler crab

Esther loves her some Spanish moss
The second island of the day was Tybee where we played on the beach till nearly sunset as the tidal pools filled and the strong current of the shallow waters swirled past. We made our first dolphin sighting of the trip!

The dark mineral-rich sands were almost silver

Hermit crab

Mostly royal terns with a gull in front

Gallery of Pictures
Tracklog of our hike at Skidaway

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