As hoped, I made it back to the Marina Restaurant for lunch. I ordered the soft-shell crab (what else?), fries, cole slaw, and sweet tea.
My original plan was to make it back to the park and maybe rent a bicycle, explore the park, and do some beachcombing but the weather was uninviting – gray skies, blustery winds, chilly temps.
So, happily sated, I walked the streets of
again. Fernandina Beach
Here’s another thing I’ve learned that no one tells you. If you want some good quality clothing but you’re cheap (like me) visit the consignment shops in the ritzy area.
Beach shares the same pricy real
estate that is . So …… I ducked in here. Amelia
I passed by Lowe’s and parked to see if the wi-fi is as good as rumored. Alan and Susan, the musicians who full-time in their Roadtrek and performed at the rally, swear by Lowe’s parking lot internet. They were right.
Quick connection and good speed. Finally I get a little rebate from all these years we’ve been loyal Lowe’s customers!
BTW, here is Alan and Susan’s blog if you are interested. I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. Really neat couple. They dry camp pretty much exclusively.
After finding some crab soup for dinner later tonight from The Crab Trap, another local restaurant highly praised by the natives, I arrived back at the campground and met my new neighbors. I didn't learn their names or hometown, but this is their vintage camper. They were gracious enough to let me take some photos.
|A 1972 Fleetwood Prowler|
Towards dusk, the wind died down and the sun peeked weakly through the heavy clouds. I still can’t believe this is my view a mere 30 paces from the door of the GDB. For $30 a night yet.
Tomorrow I leave
for St. Mary’s, GA where the Cumberland Island Visitor’s Center is
located. I’ve decided not to take the
ferry to the island – I would have to be there at 8:30 (ugh!) and the ferry
doesn’t return until 4:45. That’s a long
day and the weather is supposed to be much like today’s. But I’m sure I’ll learn a lot touring the