Cumberland Island I

4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia

Between the four of us (Nate, Shea, Tim & me) we took well over a thousand pictures with the new camera over our five-day visit to Georgia. We kept taking turns getting shots and spent several evenings dazzled in front of the TV screen watching the digital slideshow of the day’s pictures. It’s been difficult to choose which ones to share here on the blog!

4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia

Starting off here with our day at Cumberland Island National Seashore, a 45-minute ferry ride from St. Marys, Georgia. Nate had the camera for most of this day so the majority of the shots are probably his. It’s hard to remember who had the camera when, but, he most definitely took the one of the tiny lizard puffing out his throat (above) and we are all blown away over how well it came out!

4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia

We had hoped to see the wild horses but all we got to see of them was their droppings and hoof-prints. However, the island was teeming with wildlife everywhere we looked, so there wasn’t much room for disappointment.

4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
Atlantic Ocean ~ 4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia
4.9.12 ~ Cumberland Island, Georgia

I will be posting more photos as time allows…

12 thoughts on “Cumberland Island I”

  1. Hi,
    Wow, beautiful photos, and it certainly looks like a lovely place to go, what a great time you must of had. Looking forward to seeing more.

    1. Thanks, Mags! The climate in Georgia (about a thousand miles south of us here in Connecticut) is too hot for my tastes, but it is a great place to visit and we did have a wonderful time. πŸ™‚

  2. Great photos Barbara. I love the frog and the one below the “keep off the dunes” with the twisted gnarled tree trunks just above the railing.

    1. Thanks, Rosie… I think the frog is actually a lizard, but I thought it was a salamander when I first saw one, they’re so tiny. Nate took the picture with the new lens on the new camera and we were dazzled by the result! I love those trees, too. We walked through them for half a mile before we got to the ocean side of the island – it was like an enchanted forest.

  3. That is one gorgeous beach with amazing island creatures. I will sure add it on my wish list. Perhaps this Summer I can check it out. Beautiful photos…take care.

    1. You would LOVE it there!!! If you do go, make sure you make ferry reservations before you get there – we wish we had because we almost didn’t get to go – they restrict the number of people on the island at a time. We want to go back next time we visit our son and daughter-in-law, because there was much more to see but we didn’t have enough time…

  4. Nice pictures Barbara. This place looks very much like my hometown. Similar flora n fauna. Similar trees and the beach too. Wow! sun, sand and sea. πŸ™‚

    1. Georgia has a subtropical climate, a lot different than the temperate climate we have here in Connecticut. How interesting that the flora, fauna and seashore of your hometown looks similar to the climate of Georgia. I think you love the beach as much as I do! πŸ™‚ But as I get older I like it more early in the morning and late in the evening much better than during the noonday sunshine…

  5. I love how the walkways blend in with the environment, And the photo of the lizard is a treasure…as they all are! Thank you for transporting me to such a magnificient place!

    1. You’re welcome, Diane! I loved walking on the boardwalk over the dunes to the beach… There was so much to see along the way… I could take pictures of sand dunes all day long. I’m thinking my son should enter the lizard shot into a photo contest. πŸ™‚

  6. Great photos, and you did so well to take so many close ups of the wildlife. I can never seem to get little creatures to stay still long enough for me! I see now why you enjoyed my boardwalk photo at Fingal Beach too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Joanne! It’s amazing how much the right kind of camera can help with getting good pictures. The four of us kept dazzling ourselves with what we managed to capture! Love, love, love boardwalks…

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