02-21-10 Jekyll Island, GA

[Rick] We left Isle of Palms, FL and crossing the Cumberland Sound we entered Georgia and made our way to Jekyll Island, GA. We have been in Florida since December 3, 2009. It has been a very interesting state, with us seeing the shuttle launch, rescuing a Leatherback Turtle, watched a Manatee rescue, and experienced some of the coldest and windiest weather of the trip.
The marina, Jekyll Harbor Resort, is very nice. We are on a face dock, just off the waterway. They have all amenities including cable TV, WIFI, and a loaner car.
We were impressed that the beach has a recycling barrel right next to the trash can. We do not understand why more recycling is not done on the loop.
Shortly after arrival, we took the car and made a complete circle around the island, stopping at a park to let Betsy put her foot into the Atlantic Ocean in the state of Georgia.
The beach was wide and the dunes were very wide. This is important to us as we are continually fighting in North Carolina to get beach re-nourishment and dune restoration.
As usual, the sunset was spectacular.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a great time on Jekyll Island. I'm looking forward to the day I can plan my own Great Loop adventure.

    I hope your efforts to improve the beaches of North Carolina pay off, although from what I've read beach nourishment may not last long after it's done. One can always hope...

    Enjoy your journey!