Georgia Part II: Brunswick

After Savannah, we planned to make our way north through Georgia, and end up in Tennessee after we crossed this state off of our list. However, we really weren’t ready to leave the shore just yet… especially when spring weather was finally warming things up a bit. We studied the map and  decided to stay near the beach for a little while longer. After several phone calls, Mike found us a reservation at Coastal Georgia RV Park in Brunswick. We kept our compass on a southern heading and made a short easy drive down I-95.

Near the fishing pier at Jekyll Island State Park.

Near the fishing pier at Jekyll Island State Park.

I would love to see the house behind this private entrance off the beach on Jekyll Island!

I would love to see the house behind this private entrance off the beach on Jekyll Island!

One of the two marinas on Jekyll Island. Mike and I discussed which ones would be livable over happy hour one afternoon. He is not as intrigued as I am about carrying our adventure over onto the water. Too much maintenance on a boat, he says.

One of the two marinas on Jekyll Island. Mike and I discussed which ones would be livable over happy hour one afternoon. He is not as intrigued as I am about carrying our adventure over onto the water. Too much maintenance on a boat, he says.

As our trip has unfolded I have added a few choice hotels to my "want to stay" list. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is the latest entry to that list.

As our trip has unfolded I have added a few choice hotels to my “want to stay” list. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is the latest entry to that list.

A portion of the beach in the state park section of Jekyll Island.

A portion of the beach in the state park section of Jekyll Island.

There were some fancy jets lined up for departure on the runway as we passed by the airport on St. Simon's Island.

There were some fancy jets lined up for departure on the runway as we passed by the airport on St. Simon’s Island.

Mike played 9 holes at one of the courses on Jekyll Island. The dogs and I dropped him off, then we walked on the beach and did some shopping before meeting him back at the course.

Mike played 9 holes at one of the courses on Jekyll Island. The dogs and I dropped him off, then we walked on the beach and did some shopping before meeting him back at the course.

The first time Mike caught a speckled catfish in the tiny lake near our campground in Brunswick, he threw it back because it looked too ugly to eat. After he talked to an old-timer in the area, he learned they were tasty... so he kept and cleaned the next batch!

The first time Mike caught a speckled catfish in the tiny lake near our campground in Brunswick, he threw it back because it looked too ugly to eat. After he talked to an old-timer in the area, he learned they were tasty… so he kept and cleaned the next batch!

This shady park on St. Simon's Island was once a native American burial ground.

This shady park on St. Simon’s Island was once a native American burial ground.

piper on deck

There were baby hatchling turtles in the dunes near the beach on Jekyll Island. Piper was keeping his eye out to spot one.

It was gloomy and grey during our daytrip to St. Simon's Island, but I still wanted to see what the beach looked like while we were there.

It was gloomy and grey during our daytrip to St. Simon’s Island, but I still wanted to see what the beach looked like while we were there.

The sky was crystal clear with a bright warm sun shining, so we thought that was perfect for a beach day. Uuhhmmm... The breeze was quite chilly down by the water.

The sky was crystal clear with a bright warm sun shining, so we thought that was perfect for a beach day. Uuhhmmm… The breeze was quite chilly down by the water.

Jekyll Island selfie.

Jekyll Island selfie.

We were spoiled after our last two stops at James Island County Park and Skidaway Island State Park. Not much of a view, and the spots were VERY tight at this RV 'resort'. However, it was clean, they had a pool and a dog park, and Mike could fish - so it worked out just fine.

We were spoiled after our last two stops at James Island County Park and Skidaway Island State Park. Not much of a view, and the spots were VERY tight at this RV ‘resort’. However, it was clean, they had a pool and a dog park, and Mike could fish – so it worked out just fine.

The sunset on Jekyll Island as we enjoyed a Low Country Shrimp boil after a fun day at the beach.

The sunset on Jekyll Island as we enjoyed a Low Country Shrimp boil after a fun day at the beach.

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