I camped at Crooked River State Park in St. Mary’s, GA Feb. 21 – Mar 4. I have stayed here before and enjoyed it because there are a good many things to do within an hour or so drive.
A while back some Lazy Daze friends mentioned that they have had a couple of delivery problems using General Delivery to receive their mail. I haven’t had any problems with getting it (I probably shouldn’t say that so I knocked on wood just to make sure it wouldn’t happen!), but this is the second time that it was damaged!
That is how I received it. In addition to the rip it was open all the way across the top, but the St. Mary’s post office had taped it closed and put a sticker on it saying they received it that way. Of course I don’t know if anything was lost, but the 2 things I were expecting where there.
One of my day trips was to go back to Cumberland Island. I used to tent camp on the island a long time ago. A few things have changed. One in particular that I may take advantage of next time is they allow up to 10 bikes on the ferry to the island. Next time I go I might take my bike and ride to Plum Orchard. It would be a long day hike, but biking it would be fun.
While there, I saw several wild horses, a Pileated Woodpecker, a couple of Oyster Catchers and plenty of beautiful scenery. I noticed the Dungeness Ruins have been “restored”. Not really restored but they have added some cinder blocks to keep the remaining ruins from completely falling. Also the old gym/pool building which was partially fallen down last time I was there is basically gone. But it has been more than 30 years since I started going to Cumberland so I it makes sense that these things happen.
Another day trip was to Amelia Island. The plan was to sit on the beach and eat lunch and then go ride on the bike trail. I ended up not riding, but enjoying my view from the beach. While there I saw lots of Skimmers, one of my favorite birds. They were on the beach and most people would go around them, but a few people walk right up to them and of course they would fly away but they came back to the same spot several times.
Since i hadn’t been riding my bike much, I drove to Jekyll Island one day and did the trail around the island. Afterwards I enjoyed sitting on the beach and resting!
Also while at the campground I saw Georgia’s State Reptile, the Gopher Tortoise a couple of times.