Didn’t do the traditional cookout on Memorial Day, but had some awesome Ribs from the Southern Soul BBQ shack in St. Simons GA. They were so good that we’ve decided we might just have to make the drive from Jacksonville for more when we get back home.
As aways Dave was on the lookout for ‘old cars’. Enjoyed checking out this red Ghia in St. Simons.
Biked all around St. Simons, including through the locked gate community of Sea Island.
Spent three nights in St. Simons before cruising up toward Savannah on Tuesday morning. Beautiful ride, high tide and very little boat traffic.
Thunderbolt Marina – Lots of big yachts being worked on at Thunderbolt. Blue Moon had just arrived for service when we came through here in October…she’s still there being worked on.
We put our bikes on the local bus and rode into downtown Savannah Tuesday afternoon. It’s only about a 7 mile ride, but some of the route doesn’t have a bike path or sidewalks.
We biked all around Savannah, but Savannah isn’t really bike friendly. Many of the sidewalks don’t have ramp inclines. There are lots of cobblestone streets…they are pretty, but, not fun on a bike. You have to actually go down a big cobblestone street to get to the waterfront.
Spent Tuesday night at Thunderbolt Marina. They’re famous for their Krispy Kreme donuts. The marina staff drops off ½ dozen warm donuts first thing in the a.m. We didn’t plan the stop because of the donuts, but …sure enjoyed them. The Golden Isle Marina in St. Simons, where we spent the weekend, brings hot muffins to the boat in the a.m. So, we’re getting our share of sugar!
Dave biking around Savannah…taking a break!
Pulled away from Thunderbolt mid-morning on Wednesday.
Saw a few dolphins swimming, lots of water birds, and passed a Para sailor in the sky around Hilton Head Island.
We’re now tied up at Port Royal, SC. This is one of our favorite stops. It was neat being greeted by one of the owners who remembered us from previous stops.
Port Royal is close enough to bike into downtown Beaufort. Beaufort is very picturesque with the huge oak trees and hanging Spanish moss.
We’ve biked into Beaufort several times and enjoyed the waterfront.
There’s also several new bike paths around Port Royal, including the Cypress Wetlands path. This one takes you back through the marsh with alligators and lots of birds.
We ‘ve enjoyed watching the white egrets come to roost in the evenings here in Port Royal.
They do a special cookout on Friday nights at Port Royal. We’ll participate in that tonight and head on out toward Charleston on Saturday with plans to stay tied there for a few days.