Settled in for the night just outside the entrance to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge in
I stopped here for a couple of reasons. One is, of course, the great opportunity to view wildlife and the second was the chance to meet Judy (who is not wild at all). She was kind enough to drive over and make sure I had arrived.
Judy has a very popular blog, Travels with Emma, that I’ve been following for a couple of years. This amazing woman fulltimes in her motorhome, along with adopted mutt Emma, as she volunteers at Wildlife Refuges across the country.
It was a real thrill to meet her! As we were talking, Judy spotted a pair of red-headed woodpeckers.
Check out the locations she's traveled to over the years.
Well, tomorrow should be a lot of fun even if the sun doesn't show up. The refuge is hosting an “Old Fashioned Sugar Cane Boil”. I don’t know what that is, but there will be biscuits …. that’s all I need to know. And
I can’t tell you how these dreary skies of the last few days has changed the whole vibe of this trip. The #1 topic of conversation among local folk seems to be about what happened to the sun. It’s just gone! The passengers boarding the ferry for the Cumberland Island National Seashore looked glum and I don't blame them. Is there anything more dampening to the spirits than a gray blustery day at the seashore? People keep saying that this is an aberration for this time of year.
Here is a shot of Amelia Lighthouse taken over the expanse of salt marsh in the Fort Clinch campground as I left this morning. It's hard to get a pretty photo with this sky as a background.
And here are a few photos from later in the day at St. Mary’s, GA. Another lovely small seaside community where the
|I observed my morning coffee ritual parked behind this pretty church.|
I stopped for some internet at the town library.
All in all, another fun day on the road. With the promise of more tomorrow!