Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Cool Thrills!

June 16th, 2016 by David Jones

Plan to get soaked!  This two-person catamaran boat ride called Backwater Adventures is good clean fun!  We took our teenager out the other day and joined Matt, our guide and a few other couples.  You navigate your own boat but stay in a group with three to six other boats while the guide boat takes you through the estuaries.  The boat skims along the surface at about 30 miles per hour (or as slow as you want to go)!  Matt took us to cool spots I’ve never seen before here on the island.  We went to about 3-4 different areas were dolphins were gathering, we saw the Dungeness Ruins on Cumberland Island from the water (beautiful), lots of water birds (even a Great Blue Heron) and stopped on Cumberland to walk around a bit.  The ride is exciting and relaxing at the same time and the scenery is spectacular!  Best of all you catch the ride down at the Marina, just seven blocks from the Blue Heron Inn!IMG_9065IMG_9064 IMG_9067 IMG_9085

Boneyard Beach…Cool! No Bones About It!

January 7th, 2013 by David Jones

The area around Amelia Island is just brimming with natural wonders!  Take Boneyard Beach, for example.  Don’t let the name scare you – it’s not full of bones – just salt-washed skeletons of live oak and cedar trees that have fallen onto the beach due to beach erosion.  They remain there until the tide takes them out or they become fully eroded.  What you have is a fascinating display of super-large driftwood and a photographer’s dream!  Boneyard Beach is located at the northern most tip of Big Talbot Island, about a 20 minute drive from Amelia Island and a perfect place for a picnic lunch.  There are many cool trails to explore there that provide diverse habitats for bird-watching and nature study.  After exploring on foot consider launching a boat from the north end of the island to fish and tour the salt marshes.  Or consider renting a kayak and taking a guided tour with Kayak Amelia (888) 30-KAYAK.  Kayak tours require advanced reservations.

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