Saturday, November 28, 2009
What a spectacular day we had today.
Situated on the outer banks of Georgia is Cumberland Island. Being a national park and wild life refuge Cumberland Island offers so many wonderful points of interest.
To begin with, the vegetation is varied depending on where you are on the island. We walked through a dense forest of live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss…the forest floor lush with palmetto shrubs. Then we walked out of that into sand dunes, which led us to an amazing undeveloped beach laden with shells, crabs, and starfish. From there we walked back inland through some marsh land, across a meadow, and onto the grounds of the abandoned Carnegie Dungeness.
Among the wildlife on the island are deer, racoons, and armadillos, but the most amazing wildlife of all are the wild horses that roam freely everywhere. How wonderful it was to see these magnificent animals living their lives totally free the way nature intended it.