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Sunrise at Cumberland Island

2005-07-26 14:57:00.231548+00 by topspin 1 comments

On the beach at Cumberland Island National Seashore at sunrise, I found myself alone, or so I thought until I peeked over the dunes to see the locals sleepily enjoying their breakfast. The island is nothing short of surreal on several levels: the unique, stunningly pristine beaches, the wealth/intrigue/eccentricity of the humans who still live there, the heat that was in the 90's with near 100% humidity, the sheer terror of getting outta your tent to pee at 3am and being greeted by a snorting mare and her foal.

On a biking note, I rented a single speed (ugh!) bike to do the 15mi round-trip ride to Plum Orchard mansion. Did I mention the heat/humidity? It was a peaceful, and thankfully flat, ride through live oaks, palmetto, and sandy oyster-shell roads. Beautiful!

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-07-26 15:05:01.755398+00 by: Dan Lyke

Fixed up your image URLs a bit.

Yet another place to add to my list of "should visits".