ST.SIMONS ISLAND,GA.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

ST. SIMONS ISLAND IS THE LARGEST OF GEORGIAS SEA ISLANDS.IN 1736 GEN.OGLETHORPE ESTABLISHED GEORGIAS FIRST MILITARY OUTPOST AT FORT FREDRICA WHICH IS NOW A NATIONAL MONUMENT AND PARK.ONLY REMNANTS OF THE FORT AND BARRACKS AND OTHER FORT BUILDINGS REMAIN UNDER OLD OAK TREES ON THE BANKS OF THE FREDRICA  RIVER.DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR THE ISLANDS OAKS WERE MILLED LOCALLY AND USED IN WARSHIPS LIKE "OLD IRONSIDES"IN THE 19TH CENTURY DOZENS OF ANTEBELLUM PLANTATIONS WERE BUILT ON THE ISLAND ONLY A FEW REMAIN AND MANY RUINS OF OTHERS.THE ISLAND IS ALSO THE HOME OF THE ST. SIMONS LIGHTHOUSE ERECTED IN 1872.126 STEPS TO THE TOP FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE VILLAGE PIER AND THE SOUTHERN TIP OF THE ISLAND AND OCEAN.THERE IS ALSO THE HISTORICAL COAST GUARD STATION ON THE EAST END OF THE ISLAND. IT SEEMS GOLF AND TENNIS ARE THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS REPLACING BEACHCOMBING,BIKING AND FISHING.WE ARE DOCKING AT THE OLD GOLDEN ISLES RESORT MARINA CURRENTLY  THE MORNINGSTAR RESORT AND MARINA--EVEN MORE UPSCALE FROM THE PREVIOUS OWNERS.THE RESTAURANT ON SITE THE COASTAL KITCHEN IS EXCELLENT AND WE HAVE THE  NEWSPAPER AND HOT HOMEMADE MUFFINS DELVERED TO THE BOAT EACH MORNING.THEY OFFER A COURTESY CAR AND BIKES AND TRANSPORTATION TO THE AIRPORTS IF NEEDED.THE ISLAND IS SO MAJESTIC WITH ALL THE MOSS COVERED OAKS,MARSHES,OLD GEORGIA HOMES AND LOTS OF HISTORY.WE REALLY ENJOYED THE TIME HERE WALKING THE BIKE TRAILS ,WALKING THE BEACHES(THERE IS A MEAN LOW TIDE SO THE BEACH IS HUGE AT LOW TIDE)WITH MR.DACH AND BREATHING THE FRESH SALT AIR.SLIPPING BACK IN TIME TO IMAGINE ALL THE SACRIFICE S  MADE TO ESTABLISH THIS ISLAND AND ALL THE OTHERS. THE WEATHER IS NOW HOT,LESS WIND AND THERE ARE ALOT OF NO-SEE-UMS.NEXT WE WILL HEAD TO SAVANNAH TO MEET MY SON DAVID.IT WILL REQUIRE A LONG DAY AND HARD RUN (90) MILES ON AN INCOMING TIDE AND MUST REACH HELLS GATE BEFORE LOW TIDE OR IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO SOUND THROUGH THE LESS WATER YOU HAVE UNDER YOU THE SLOWER YOU HAVE TO GO.SO BE THINKING OF US AND WE WILL UPDATE ON WEDNESDAY.
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