Back to Blackbeard

May 18, 2009

Granny and I try to take a trip to beautiful Blackbeard Island at least once a year.  We managed to secure the only sunny day  we’ve seen in weeks, and spent 7.5 hours on the boat, crawling (and I do mean this literally, the tide was against us both ways) down the Julienton and across the Sapelo Sound.

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It’s a great way to clear ones head and get inspired and believe me, this trip could not have come at a better time.  There is something so grounding about seeing undeveloped land, places spared for wildlife, and a reminder that things don’t always move so fast.

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No street signs, just landmarks, like “Three Clumps of Trees” to find your way.

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Mossy driftwood along the banks intermingled with fresh new growth.

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We’ve docked here before and explored the lush grounds, but “the snakes are movin’ ” as Granny says, and well, I just can’t handle snakes.

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We did, however, wander all the way up the creek that separates Blackbeard from Sapelo Island, to a magnificent white sand beach.  (See this photo from a previous trip)  We spent a good hour or so of our day collecting sand dollars (long since dead and bleached from the sun), conch and clam shells before heading back across the sound…bliss I tell you, sweet bliss.

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me. naked.

April 1, 2009

Well, mini-me, made-out-of-paper, naked.  You dirty minds you!  Just a little April Fool’s Day fun.

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Now why on earth would one produce a paper version of themselves?  Because Bekah’s going to Australia, that’s why.  I’ve been slaving away at that wii fit, but I just don’t think I’ll be able to make the 50 pound weight limit.  So  “Flat-Heather” will go in my place…a concept not too far off from this guy.

Even a Flat Heather must travel in style…

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She’s even packed relatively light…

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Only 2 pairs of shoes for a week in Australia…I’ll bet she has Bekah beat by a mile!

Anyhoo…Flat Heather leaves Saturday for her grand adventure.  Bekah will so graciously document the experiences of mini-me and I’ll be posting her stories to this blog…so be sure to come back soon!  Oh and have a fabulous April Fool’s Day!

©2009 Heather L. Young