We had a fun stop near Jacksonville to see a friend of Gregg's that he hadn't seen in about 50 years. They treated us to Happy Hour in their nice wine shop.
Cute little town of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island and a shopkeeper expresses their feelings on political matters on a chalkboard out on the sidewalk.
Then - next stop Georgia.
But here is what this island is really all about - its history. From 1888-1946 it was owned by the Jekyll Island Club members before being sold to the state of Georgia. Club members included JP Morgan, Rockefellers, Pulitzers and the like - the upper echelon of the rich and elite of the USA. The history and buildings and furnishings have been remarkably preserved making this a fascinating place to stay.
We had some wonderful bike rides on 20 miles of diverse trails - some along beach, some through maritime forest that is very jungle-y. HUGE Live Oaks dripping with Spanish Moss, Saw Palmettos, tall, thin Cedars, vines, all very dense.
But it was the sunrises over Driftwood Beach that were really breathtaking.