17 April 2007

Tybee Island

Since the weather was so beautiful I decided to drive out to Tybee and go to the beach. Tybee Island is considered Savannah's beach, but Tybee is its own "city". The drive out is a pleasant one. You have to drive over several rivers and through the marsh islands to get to it.

The QuickTime video below is my first podcast, you could say. Anyhow I took the video using my digital still camera and I think the image came out rather well. I pieced the whole thing together with iMovie. It's cheesy, but it was fun.

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The Tybee Island Light House

This picture was taken on north beach facing where the Savannah River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The jetty at one time was much taller. The sea has since caused the boulders to sink and cover them with sand. When I was in my late teens and early twenties I used to climb up them during tropical storms and stormy weather and hope for a big wave to take me away.

One day it nearly happened! I decided no, no I don't want a big wave to take me away and never did that again.

While standing on the rocks and looking out over the ocean you can see Daufuskie Island and just a hint of Hilton Head Island off in the distance.

When I was younger these boulders were fairly new, in that they were recently placed to form the jetty. Since then they have been covered in barnacles and seaweed. They have wonderful texture now.

On the way back into town I decided to stop along the road at one of the entrances to the old railroad tracks. The trains stopped running a very long time ago. In the 1980's the tracks were taken up and a trail was created for people to walk, run or ride bikes on.

At one time the train was the only way to get to Tybee. It must have been wonderful to travel on the train. As you can see from the photograph this narrow strip of land is all that separates your from the marsh on one side and the river on the other. What a view it must have been sitting high up zipping past the palm trees.

Marsh view near the train path.


Robert said...

Boy am I glad 'em big waves didn't take you away! :-) Nice pictures and like you said, the video ain't too shabby at all! I think I get the heebie-jeebies from looking at those barnacles! Yeah, I'm weird.

Say, just how many cheese cakes have you had on this trip?!? :-) baaah!

G'day K-A!

K-A said...

That song is so apropos because I am a fiend when it comes to cheesecake, that and crème brûlée. ;)

Poseidon said...

Ahhhhhhh Tybee..... One of my favorite places. Where you see all shapes, sizes & different types of people. A place where if you don't have a drink in your hand, someone will give you one. We try to go 3 or 4 times a year. We will be there soaking up the sun on the 2nd of May. Ahhhhhh Tybee........

K-A said...

Yes, this is true. It's a very interesting place to people watch while getting wasted. ;)

Mike said...

Tybee Island...I know that road well. DC boy now, but a Georgia boy at heart.