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Monday, March 3, 2008

St Simons Island, Georgia

Monday, and our last day here in the Golden Isles area. We made good use of it by heading to St Simons Island and parking at the Fort Frederica National Monument. We walked the old fort and watched the video presented by the National Park Service.

The events that took place here were key in our history. It is likely, if the Spanish were successful in their march up the coast that we would all be speaking Spanish today instead of English. Pity that the events here go mostly unnoticed in the study of our American History.

We unloaded the bikes and rode most of the island for a total of 21 miles. The trails were all sidewalk/bike trail but flat and wonderful. Each turn brought something new to see...gorgeous houses, estates, churches or beaches. It doesn't get much better than this!

At the end of our ride we drove to the beach at a local park and read for a couple of hours, basking in the sun.
They had a plastic type runner that took you all the way to the high tide point, presumably so you didn't get in deep sand and mess up your shoes. They think of everything here!
A Camilla flower taken in one of the cemetaries on the island.

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