St. Marys, GA, 10-11-12
10.11.2012 74 °F
On our continuous journey south we added 200 miles today and stopped in St. Marys, GA. It is a nice little find, and if we had known what was here we would have tried to work in more time here. The town is on the St. Marys River which flows into the ocean. A short ferry ride away is Cumberland Island National Seashore. Unfortunately, the last ferry of the day had already taken off by the time we arrived. Cumberland Island is the largest of Georgia's barrier islands and just teeming with wildlife. Also in St. Marys is Orange Hall, a wonderful example of a Greek Revival Antebellum house. Right now it is under renovation. There is a Naval Submarine Base here and a Submarine Museum downtown that was closed when we got here. We did manage to have a delicious seafood dinner at Lang's, where the seafood is fresh caught and wonderful! A large portion of town belongs to the National Park Service and it is all very well taken care of. The waterfront has many beautiful boats, sailing vessels, fishing boats and pleasure craft. We stopped at the ruins of a Sugar Cane Factory on our way home from dinner and were surprised at how large it was. Now we have a new destination the next time we are in this area. We will be back! We found a nice Passport America campground and a State Park practically across the road that also has camping, so we have options when we return.
It was a gorgeous day with a high temp of 74° and lots of sunshine. It is nice to be back in the part of the country with abundant sunshine