After last nights storms, I wish more than ever that I lived by the ocean so that this morning I could go see what washed up on the shore. I need the beach. No, not "a place to get away from it all". I NEED to eventually make my home there. I am physically better when I have spent a few days breathing the sea air. When I come back, I feel my sinuses closing up again about the time we get to Macon. When I visited Marilyn in Destin, FL, I found myself gulping great quantities of air, as though I could somehow store it in my lungs to live off of when I get back home. :(
So for today's "Go Here Thursday", I give you:
Jekyll Island is situated just below St. Simons Island (whose praises you have heard me sing before, and will hear again.) From Brunswick, you simply take Glynn Ave. south until you cross over to the island and Jekyll Island Road.
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Jekyll is best seen by bicycle tour. It has a million and one things to do, all on the one tiny island, but my two favorite places are The GA Sea Turtle Center and Jekyll Books at The Old Infirmary.
Sea turtles are my favorite ocean animal. The Sea Turtle Center helps rehabilitate injured or ill turtles and releases them back into the wild. It is an AMAZING place. I told my Gran about it, and she said she would like to see it, so there may be a trip to Jekyll in my summer plans soon, after all. :)
The admission is only $6 for adults, and the proceeds go right back into the center to help with the operational costs. I can't wait to go back! Here are a couple of sneak peeks:
Jekyll books has absolutely everything in the way of books, magazines, gifts, and beach decor. It's fantastic. I need at least 2 hours to browse through everything in its 14 themed rooms when I visit! There is even a pirate themed room!
I'm ready to go pack my beach bag now. Towel, sunscreen, swimsuit, blanket, lounge chair and a purchase from Jekyll Books before I find my spot in the sand and I'll be all set! :)