John and Janet 2011 Atlantic Coast travel blog

Frost

Cold Morning

Fort Frederica National Monument

Broad Street

City Wall

House Foundations

Shell Concrete

Schnitzelbunke

Orange Trees

Oranges and Spanish Moss

Fort Remnants

John Finds Water

Cannon

More Cannons

Bridge in the Distance

St. Simons Marshes

British Flag


Our alarm clock goes off this morning. “Breakfast is on!” Merv is cooking his famous blueberry pancakes.

Last night there was a hard freeze. Why is it always cold when we head south? The sun comes up and it is a beautiful day!

We say goodbye to Barb. She heads back to Ocala today. We visit with Merv and then head again to St. Simons Island. It is a beautiful area.

Fort Frederica National Monument is today‘s destination. We watch the video. We learn about the battles fought in the 1700’s. The British defeated the Spanish. I get my passport stamp.

This national monument is about archeology. James Oglethorpe founded Frederica. This site preserves the remains of his British town and fort.

We walk down the seventy-five foot wide Broad Street. We see the ruins of homes and the relics found at each. The foundations were made of a crude burnt oyster shells concrete.

There are oak trees covered in Spanish moss. There are orange trees covered in Spanish moss. I wish Spanish moss photographed better.

At the end of Broad Street, we reach what remains of Fort Frederica. The fort overlooks Frederica River. I take more pictures. John heads to the water. This is a small park but we enjoy our stop.

Campground: Mick’s House

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