Monday, August 17, 2015

Cumberland Moments...

The "girls' beach trip" was again a highlight of summer. This year's destination was Amelia Island, Florida. A beautiful historic island near the Georgia-Florida line. One sister-friend insisted that we look for a place as near the beach as possible. She wanted to "walk out" and have her toes in the sand. The condo description assured us the beautiful first floor condo was just steps to the beach... According to one who counted, it is...222 steps! This daily journey included a wooden boardwalk with two sets of steps taking us up and over the dunes! We were happy with our choice and enjoyed the surprise of the "short walk" turning into a daily workout! 

Last year was the first without our dear Cindy. We know it will always be a bittersweet time without her physical presence so we decided to change our usual routine of spending each day on the beach. Sightseeing/shopping in downtown Fernandina Beach, dinner at a favorite restaurant - The Crab Trap, movie night, and a cruise via Amelia River Cruises to Cumberland Island were delightful additions to our visit. While our cruise did not actually stop on the island, we enjoyed about 3 hours on the water with a very entertaining guide and boat captain. 


                   

This brief glimpse of the beauty of the island and the wild horses encourages me to plan an actual trip to Cumberland. Day trips via boat from St. Mary's, Georgia are scheduled year round. Camping sites are available along with the beautiful Greyfield Inn. While the Greyfield is a bit out of my budget, I think we could manage a day trip to Cumberland... now to convince the DH of that! 

Joining Judith over at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday. Sending good wishes to all for a pleasant week! Smiles...Susan

P.S. Just to make it easy... in case you want to know about Amelia Island, Cumberland Island, etc, I included lots of links in the above post.

14 comments:

  1. Hello, I love the wild horses, great sighting and photos. Amelia Island sounds like a wonderful place to visit and vacation. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  2. Beautiful. I would live to visit there one day.

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    1. Thanks, Jen... Hope to make it to the island one day!

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  3. Sounds like a fabulous few days with friends with lots to see and do. Nice that this is an annual occurrence too.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Susan.

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  4. Wonderful!
    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/double-play-on-way.html

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    1. Thanks, Sue...I will do that next week. Appreciate your invitation!

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  5. This is one place on my bucket list and your image shares really are terrific~

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  6. What a great place to spend time together with dear ones. The wild horses would be a wonderful sight to see. Thank you for sharing your images with us.

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  7. There's something so magical and enchanting about islands, isn't there? Cumberland looks and sounds like one of these, and how lovely to have spent some quality time with dear friends, there.

    Thanks for sharing, Susan.

    Poppy

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    1. Poppy.. Cumberland has a wild, unspoiled beauty. A week with good friends is magical! Appreciate your visit!

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