Trip to St. Mary's, GA
and Cumberland Island (September 2001)
|The Florida National Guard maintains an excellent museum and
park at Camp Blanding, near Starke, FL.
Notice the Patton quote on the picture with yours truly.
|Behind the Dungeness Mansion -- our first siting of the island's feral horses.|
|And a wild turkey unconcerned with us human visitors.|
|Crossing the island towards the salt marshes, we find the original grave of "Light Horse Harry" Lee, father of Robert E. Lee. He was moved to the family crypt in Lexington in 1913.|
|The only picture I managed to take of St. Marys. An old and interesting town. My GGGGG-Grandpa Langley Bryant was one of the founders.||More feral horses as we cross the salt marshes towards the sand dunes on the east of the Island.|
|My lovely bride and I make our way down the River Trail, catching mosquitoes on our smiling teeth.|
|We also encountered a small Georgia gator -- but he too seemed uninterested in two human Florida Gators!|
|The pristine beaches on the Eastern side of the 17 mile long Cumberland Island.|
|The ruins of the Dungeness Mansion. Still very impressive as rubble!|
|The 45 minute ferry ride to and from the island passes paper mills and the Kingsland Submarine Base.|
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