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Ap 18; Day 145 Georgia Island Hoppin’ On My Mind
Trying to get back to posting more regularly so here we go!
After our big, looooong beach and trail loop on the SE part of the island, we finally found THE famous wild horses of Cumberland Island on the west side of the island amid the Carnegie and prior inhabitants’ ruins.
All these horses on the island are feral and are a branch of the “Misty” Chincoteague/Assateague ponies. These have a bit more “modern horse” in them since they have interbred a bit due to the more constant use of this island over the last 400 years as opposed to the more isolated Virginia/Maryland feral ponies.
We spent the night on the hook for a nice, calm evening despite a fairly big tidal current and change. The next morning was still calm and pleasant and after a leisurely morning walk that was extended to look, unsuccessfully, for B’s misplaced shoe insert that got left behind after shaking sand out yesterday…ugh…ultimately the ranger said they threw it away!), we lifted the anchor to go for a quick tour stop on the north end of the island for a museum visit. Unfortunately, our morning was a bit too leisurely as we missed the timing of the museum tour hour!
But we walked around to say good bye to pretty Cumberland Island for a bit before continuing north on board:
I know not an exact match, but on the beach when I saw little Ziggy melting and warping in the sun next to this naked branch with the clock-like curved edge, I thought of this Dali piece. Right?!!?!
We’ll spend a couple of days on Jekyll Island. I doubt Mr. Hyde will appear with B’s constant frightful humming/attempt-at-singing of Georgia On My Mind. Here, if you want a worm in your head all day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlLUMwo_VVU