Walking on the beach at Talbot Island
As you can se there is lots of drift wood and overturned trees along the beach, the fog kept rolling in all day, so visibility was not so good but it made for some eery pictures
Also there was a lot of erosion from the last storm, and here you can se the different layers of time if you like, the different layers has different colors and different fossils embedded.
Some of the drop off from erosion is about 20 feet , some just 3 -4 feet.
We got a bit lost looking for the trail leaving the beach , but we found it and the fog lifted.
In order to get to our hotel for the night we had to ferry over to A1A,
The next morning we ferried back and went to Kingsley Plantation (another state park) there is about 5 or so state parks in the Jacksonville area.
Here they grew cotton , indigo , potatoes and other veggies.
On the way there we saw some beautiful areas ,
Also a ruin witch we could not get too close to
At the Plantation , there was the main house with a excellent view from the front porch
The crops here was mainly Indigo and cotton, the people working the indigo
had a lifespan of about 5 to 7 years working with Indigo ,very poisonous.
The slave living quarters was situated at the entrance of the main estate.
This is what the huts looked like, common living quarters with a fire place to cook, and 1 bed room, some were larger for larger families.
The owner of this plantation was married, bought his wife in Cuba at a slave trade, he obviously loved her ,the way he described her is lovely, anyway they had 4 kids and he "freed" them all, the wife could run the Plantation in his absence and "was as skilled as he was" she had her own slaves too.After the civil war broke out , things turned for the worse for him and his family , the blacks that was free, was no longer so it seemed, so he moved his family to the islands, where he felt they would be safe.
And that was my weekend.
got to show you this:
we went looking for Lunch (starving we were) hard to find on the island,
entered this club house with a restaurant ,security guards everywhere
oh my ,,, well they told us where to park, there was going to be a car show there that is why the security , well I understood then, seeing this beauty ,
I Want One Too
forgot to show this , this is how they made the huts with the shells
It is called Tabby.