Monday, October 15, 2007

Cumberland Princess


Cumberland Island is Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. It is only accessible by ferry or private boat. This is the ferry that took us about 3 miles off shore last Tuesday when my daughter and I visited the island. I'll be showing pictures of the island off and on mixed with other things so as not to bore you too much. The ferry leaves from the port at St. Mary's, Georgia. Just want to mention that St. Mary's is known as the second oldest city in the United States.
There are no facilities on Cumberland Island—no restaurants, no stores. All of your food must be brought in and garbage packed out. That includes cigarette butts!

On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. That means we need you! Here are 3 ways to participate:

* Post on your blog relating to the environment on Blog Action Day
* Donate your day’s earnings to an environmental charity
* Promote Blog Action Day around the web

18 comments:

Annie said...

I'll bet that was a great outing and I'll be very eager to see the photos of your visit to the island, Dot.

Ash said...

Beautiful image. Good composition!

oldmanlincoln said...

I like your boat, called the ferry, and the wave marks in brown on the bow. Not sure what you call them but they show where the water flies after being split.

I am posting about the environment today on my other blog. http://mybirdsblog.blgospot.com/ and it is designed to provoke cat lovers into action. The regular Brookville place is not so exciting.

imac said...

Looking forward to seeing your photos.
Thanks for the blog day info. will try and post later.

inspired said...

could just jump aboard and sail away ;]

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Dot...
I would have had something planned if I'd have known, I think this a very worth while subject... "I don't Do Tags" but would join in with something like this... any more let me know please.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Me again... I've done a post inspired by you post and others today... ;) I hope you don't mind Dot but I recycled some of your text... it was for a very good cause though.

Annie said...

Bravo, Dot, on promoting a cleaner and healthier environment today. If we would all do it every day, it could only be a better world.

kml said...

Look forward to your photos of the day on the island!

USAincognito said...

Dot, Sorry I have not been on here as often. Been really busy lately and hardly been on the computer. Your photos are really progressing along and you are taking some amazing shots! Keep up the good work!! :)

imac said...

Pop by and see my green day post.:)

Mike said...

Looks idyllic. Didn't know about the special day.

Sister--Three said...

I have never been on a real island.

Sheila said...

We've never really visited Georgia, just passed through on our way to Florida. We did have friends we stayed with over night in Stockbridge, but they no longer live there. We must take time to look around more next time.

Nancy said...

Look forward to your pictures taken on the island.My daughter took a trip to GA a few months ago to visit a former college roommate.The college roommate's family lives on Dufuski Island which is near Savannah.A ferry is needed to get to the island.

Dick said...

Do you like islands? I do of course.

Anonymous said...

I have a terrific aerial photo of Dungeness and would like to contribute same to the archives. If anyone can advise me on how to donate this photo I would appreciate it. The pictures posted on Cumberland Island by dot are simply terrific. The island is rich in antebeullum as well as post-war history. The descendents of Nathanel Greene owned the property before the Carnegies and I believe it is important to visitors to know the story.

Sandra Henderson said...

The problem with Cumberland is the EXTREME enviromentalists who want it all to burn down if a fire starts. They do not want any put out. They also want no access to it. they would just assume the whole thing be left alone. The horses would be removed. All deer,etc. They are big on anything NON INDIGENOUS> well, we are non indigenous... Where does it all start and end?
We are all for more access to cumbersome...

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