Turtles and dolphins and headstones, oh my!


We made two small out of (down)town excursions this weekend, with Betsy's dad and stepmom. Yesterday we made a visit to the [http:www.officialsavannahguide.com/article_156.shtml|Wormslow] historic site. We paid our four clams a head to trundle down a mile long lane of hundred year old oaks (the brochure claims 400 of the suckers), watch a brief, poorly produced informational [http:georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga.us|DNR] film, browse a 'museum', then wander about the site.

Much like Hilton Hell's Baynard Ruins, the centerpiece of this site is the ruins of a tabby building, though not much remains. Honestly, the drive in is probably the highlight.

Day two: Today we drove out to Tybee Island, south of Hilton's Hell, to take a self-guided kayak tour around the north end of the island. First our bellies demanded payment, which we found at [http:www.tybeeisland.com/nitespots/cafeloco/cafeloco.htm|Cafe Loco], after which we dragged our butts over to North Island Kayak.

I've got to say, kayaking around Tybee was a much more enjoyable experience than paddling Hilton Head, at least from the areas where a touron can rent a boat, or take a guided tour. Within minutes of departing the dock, we spotted 3-4 dolphins, and loggerhead turtle of substantial size. We were told there was also a manatee still cruising Lazaretto creek, though it's mate met [http:new.savannahnow.com/node/101281|an untimely demise] last week. The dude we rented our boats from was in the paper helping with the attempted rescue.

On top of this, there was far less boat traffic, both private and commercial, and I didn't spy a single jet ski. I highly recommend it for anyone who has been buzzed by a half-drunk retard on a kawasaki, or a boatload of half-drunk retards in a larger, even more dangerous vessel.

See our Wormslow (Wormsloe?) pics on flickr [http:www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157594185654802/|here].