Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cumberland Island Camping Trip

A few weeks after our trip to Carrabelle, we went camping on Cumberland Island. We had plans to go to Sapelo Island, but Hurricane Irene was headed towards the coast, and the island cancelled our reservations. It worked out well because Cumberland was amazing!

The hurricane went by without much drama. The storm cooled the island down and caused some serious rip-tides, so we were not able to swim the first few days.

We saw such amazing things! When we first got to the island we saw a manatee rolling around next to the ferry. The live oak canopy that protected the camp site was simply beautiful. The trees are caught in a permanent breeze from the Ocean and they all lean together.

We went to the Dungeness ruins on the south part of the island and saw wild turkeys and horses. By far the most common animal was the raccoon (or crackoon).

One night we sat on the dock with the forest ranger and watched shooting stars. Then we noticed the water glistening. It was full of bio-luminescent algae! When you run your fingers through the water, the algae light up like fireflies swarming around your hands.

It was an amazing weekend, and I only took a few photos. Here they are:

Dungeness Ruins, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

Walking back to Sea Camp from dungeness ruins, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

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