6:45 pm

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It’s hard to overstate the power of the sun here. It seems that all life ebbs and flows in its rays. As it set last night you could here the “night shift” warming up. The cicada chorus thrummed their last scratchy notes as a distant owl let the area know he was now open for business. 

Inside the lodge the usual evening cocktail party was going full blast. However it was those outside who got the best high.

Ego Need Not Apply

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We have never walked a beach like this.
No litter, not a scrap of plastic, anywhere. You can walk for miles and miles seeing nothing but evolution’s handiwork. There is a feeling of deep deep calm out here.
Human ego doesn’t belong on this island.

Sarah and The Sunrise

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Early this morning a group of us drove out to an eastern facing beach to watch the sun rise and look for birds. The day dawned cool and windy. The small, fast moving waves hitting the beach sparkled in the dawn’s first rays and although we probably spent an hour on that beach, there was no sensation of time.

The sun rose in an eternity that didn’t have us in it.

 

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This Morning It Was Snakes

After breakfast a few of us went on a “snake safari”. Mike our guide loves snakes and went diving off into the bushes and poking through the grass looking for them. We, I should say Mike, found 5 different species (the garter snake I couldn’t photograph).

the last picture in this series is of an ornery fat cottonmouth that could kill you. I can’t say snakes are my favorite animal but it was an absolutely fascinating morning.

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THIS BABY BITES YOU AND YOU DIE!

An Undisturbed Ten Thousand Acre Island

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We already have seen birds by the hundreds, snakes, alligators, and eight banded armadillos, all that in only half a day. This place is amazing. Ten thousand acres of undisturbed wild habitat. We are living in a lodge surrounded by naturalists who make it their job to help us see and understand everything….more later

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An Adventure On Little St. Simons Island

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Today it begins. We are about to board a little boat for a short ride offshore to a 10,oo acre island  where only 32  guests are allowed at any one time. It’s called Little St. Simons Island. We don’t know much about what to expect except that the place is kept as close to nature as possible. There will be birding walks, kayak rides and long hikes in the woods and along deserted beaches. 

For the next few posts I intend to give you a look at what we find and do. At this point I am not sure there is even adequate wifi on the island to send anything while we are out there but let’s hope.

Stay tuned!

In The Land Of Hanging Moss

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