Wheelygoode Adventures 2005/6 travel blog

April 14 - With only two days to visit the area, Trish and Alan had chosen Tybee Island for today's outing. And, unbelievably, I forgot my camera!!!

It was hot and sunny, perfect for the beach! First, though, we would like to climb the lighthouse. The parking lot was outside an old fort, and the admission covered both places, so we toured Fort Screven first. The fort was built to protect the Savanna River from enemy boats, and was built low to the ground so that from the water it would blend in with the surrounding sand dunes. The advent of aviation spoiled its camouflage.

We then walked over to the lighthouse (which, cleverly, had to be entered and exited through the gift shop building).

178 steps took us to the top of Tybee Light where we got an excellent view of the surrounding area. This was a whole lighthouse station, with 3 keepers' houses on the property.

By the time we left the lighthouse complex our parking time was up and our stomachs were ready for lunch. Uncle Bubba's was the restaurant of choice as it is the new offshoot of Paula Deen's Lady & Son in Savanna, and we enjoyed our lunches - but I came out the winner with a bowl of crab stew which was excellent.

Now (finally) the beach! Tybee Island has an absolutely beautiful beach! Wide and long and today full of people as it is still Spring Break. We finally found a parking spot in one of their crowded parking lots and then spent a couple of hours strolling along the water's edge watching the kids play in the surf, the kites flying in the wind, the rowdy soccer games and, of course, the sunbathers.

Back at the motorhome we had a late supper and talked some more until bedtime.

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