Saturday, November 18, 2006

Pictures from Jekyll Island

This is the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, originally built for the use of the founding members which included the Astors, the Morgans, the Rockefellers, the Vanderbuilts and many other of the rich families of that era. Today it is a luxury hotel for tourists and a monument to a grand era.

The red bug is a reproduction of the early "dune buggy" used by the wealthy residents of Jekyll Island in the early 1900s.

Deer meandering on the beach--who'd a thunk it? Wish I could have seen it.

This picture is for my mother, who loves to walk the beach looking for sharks' teeth. This is the eastern side of Jekyll Island and as you can see, there are not too many of us tourists wandering the beach on a cold, breezy November afternoon.

As we were approaching the end of the abandoned bridge to Jekyll Island to take a picture of the bald eagles, this gentleman pulled a 6-7 pound sheepshead out of the waters of Jekyll Creek. When I told him I would post the picture on the Internet, he told me his name was Robert Polk. So here you are, Mr. Polk!
This pair of bald eagles were sitting on top of a very tall power pole about 1/4 mile from where we were standing. I had to use the digital zoom feature on my camera, so the picture isn't as sharp and clear as I would like.

1 comment:

coll said...

How fortunate you are to be able to visit and enjoy such wonderful places. This one seems to have a little bit of every thing.. luxury, history and nature.

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