Today’s forecast caused us to go out early and explore the Fernandina Beach area, which is only about 56 miles from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
We arrived at the downtown area of Amelia Island and had an excellent lunch experience at the Salty Pelican, including a favorite brunch drink of Bloody Marys.
Since we were at Front Street and on the waterfront we took time to visit with the local population of beautiful pelicans before moving on to the beach at the other end of town.
We weren’t really expecting to spend time on the beach today which was a good thing because it was hazy, breezy and not quite as warm as we like for beach time with a temp of about 72 degrees so we just took a quick look promising ourselves to return soon.
From there we drove the short distance to Fort Clinch State Park and enjoyed exploring the remains of the fort and, of course, I took many photographs. I really enjoy taking photos of old forts and I think it’s interesting that there are many archways and this particular fort was built primarily of red brick.
As we were leaving I was sure to take a picture of Ken with an interpretive soldier who said to Ken, “Go no further, give her a hug and a kiss, and follow me back to the Fort because I have some papers for you to sign.”
It seems that no matter what we do on our little trips away from the Okefenokee that we always end with a Walmart stop and today was no different.
Now we are back at the motor home and it’s time for some evening TV and lounging around. Wherever you are, we hope that you are spending a cozy and comfy Sunday evening while you browse our photos from today.
Dorothy and Ken