Wheelygoode Adventures 2005/6 travel blog

Skidaway Island State Park

park trail

Wormsloe Plantation

April 16 - We only had a part day with Trish and Alan as they had to leave, so we stayed and enjoyed the park, walking along one of the trails. We saw hermit crabs, various birds and trees, and walked down through the marsh almost to the edge of the water.

We tried to visit the Wormsloe Plantation nearby, but it was closed until 2 in the afternoon - too late for Trish and Alan who left shortly after lunch.

Mike and I went back to the Plantation, and enjoyed a leisurely walk through history. The Plantation was begun in 1736, and while the original house was surprisingly small, the present house (not open to visitors and barely visible from the road), built in the early 1800's, is enormous.

One of the remarkable features of the property is the driveway - 1-1/2 miles long, lined with 400 live oak trees planted by one heir to celebrate the birth of his son. The arched gateway was built when the son reached major age.

We returned to the motorhome to pack up the bikes and lawn chairs in preparation for leaving in the morning.

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