We got in late Friday night and slept in Saturday morning before heading over to the dock to catch the ferry to Cumberland Island. Cumberland Island, a national park, is a 45 minute ferry ride away. It was a super calm and relaxing ride. The weather was gorgeous! Super sunny with a perfect breeze...
The island was crazy beautiful! There were so many different landscapes. One minute you're walking through a forest of live oaks, surrounded by these huge, reaching branches. The next you're in the middle of a salt marsh, followed by the desert, and finally, the beach! It was so fun just walking around with Eddie. No hurry, no plans other than to enjoy the day with each other.
One of the coolest things about the island is the history. Native Americans lived there for thousands of years before Spanish missionaries settled there in the 1500's. The island was eventually abandoned after a series of pirate attacks drove the people to the mainland. Next came the English and it eventually became privately owned by the Carnegie family, who built a nice mansion. The ruins are still standing and are pretty awesome. Wild horses just hang out on the grounds and aren't frightened by people near them. I don't even like horses but I loved it!
|Look at the babies in the background! So cute!|
|See all the little dots? They're mini crabs! They ran around in cluster anytime we got close.|
|Handsome man of my dreams :)|