When we were returning from Newfoundland we met a couple of super nice guys on the ferry. We shared stories about our mutual adventures in Newfoundland and it helped make the trip go faster. Mark and Bob told us all about the place they recently moved to: Jekyll Island in Georgia. A small, quiet, laid-back island with lovely beaches, great bike trails and a beautiful campground right across from the beach. The island is a state park and only 1/3 is allowed to be developed. We also heard we could get really good martinis there so we made it a must-see destination on our list.
The beaches were indeed spectacular and one beach in particular, called “Driftwood Beach”, was unlike any other beach I have ever been to. Because it is a barrier island, it constantly looses ground on the north and gains ground on the south. As the land erodes, the sea and sand consumes and kills the live oaks leaving a boneyard of tree roots on the beach.
I have many more images from this magical location to share with you this week.