Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cumberland Island

This tree, which must be a palmetto, with it's odd looking bloom was in front of the Carnegie home. The rusty remains of automobiles that belonged to the Carnegie family.
We landed on one side of the island then walked toward the back. Our walk took us past the Carnegie home, over this little board walk, through the marshes, then the sand dunes, and eventually the beach. The island is approximately 18 miles long. Our part of the trip on foot was about 3 1/2 miles.

23 comments:

Sister--Three said...

I am glad you got to make this trip. I thought that was maybe a pineapple...that is how dumb I am.

Mike said...

That board walk looks wonderful!

Is that the palmetto that you can buy in a bottle, for sort of men's thingy problems?

Nessa said...

Fascinating. What a great place to walk.

Andrea said...

What beautiful pictures Dot. Seeing these makes me want to go to Cumberland Island. And I am like Mike, that boardwalk looks wonderful.

Annie said...

Oh, those cars slowly melting into Mother Earth. It's really quite remarkable how they will eventually disappear.

The reason I posted my photo from a year ago was because blogger wouldn't let me upload a photo last night before I went to bed. So I just resorted to that. I didn't want to stay up and didn't know if blogger would work out the kinks. But I see you did get to post; I wonder how long you had to wait?

Old Wom Tigley said...

What an interesting place.. love the tre and it's bloom, as sad as the old rotting cars are I bet they have been home to wild life and such like.

Dick said...

Texel is around 18 miles also, and I make walkings at/on the beach, dunes and forest like that when possible. The car photo makes me feel sad.

KMF said...

nice dot

smilnsigh said...

My husband loves old vehicles. And that picture of those abandoned ones, almost made him cry. :-)

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi my dearest DOT!
Very great trip, btw where it this precise? I like the word "palmetto' is that a welused name? :) made me laugh, haha! I am glad you made this great photo's, beautiful place to visit!!!

:) Missing you & your blog,
I am back from my short trip to South of Italy, thanks for 'not forgetting me' I posted an overview of pictures from my holiday , soon more... Have a great sunday!!!

Greetings JoAnn:)

USAincognito said...

Beautiful!! I really like the one of the Palmetto tree....I miss seeing those trees! Wish they grew up here!

mrsnesbitt said...

Gosh, how so very different from what we have here, a great way to learn more of the great planet we share.

Lynette said...

Dot, what a great photo of the palmetto. Tell me, how many times did you stop on the boardwalk to take photos? I'll bet you saw quite a few interesting things.

oldmanlincoln said...

Impressive photos and interesting narrative too. Sounds like a fascinating trip.

Ida said...

Lovely shot of the board walk. :)

Marie said...

Beautiful photos!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a great shot, sure looks like your having one heck of good time

Betty said...

So interesting......keep it coming Dot....

Thank you for your visit with me..Betty

Tina Leigh said...

hey mama! The pictures are really perty. I wish we could have gone to the other end of the island. I still have a blister on the top of my foot! love u

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

What fun! It looks like you had a marvelous time!

Nancy said...

All of your pictures makes me feel like I am on Cumberland Island with you.Would love to visit it someday and enjoy exploring it like you did.Wonder how old those rusted cars are? Did they say?

Sheila said...

These are great photos Dot. It looks like a great place to visit.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Sandra Henderson said...

Those are saga palms. You see them in folks yards everywhere in town. They are VERY slow growers, so to be this big says something about how old they are.

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