Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fort Clinch, Florida and Then Another Island Stop-Tybee Island,Georgia

 Sunrise Fort Clinch State Park, FL

We left Anastasia Island very early in the morning, with a very long "to do" list.  You road travelers know what I mean-stops at Lowe's,at Publix for groceries, at West Marine for some RV "stuff" that Jim can't live without and the most important stop-looking for new flip flops for me !  Not any kind of flip flops either-all this beach walking and flip flop wearing has been brutal on my flat feet-so I was in search of "Vionic" sandals And I found them just outside Jacksonville at a place called "Comfy Soles".  I could not believe the difference these sandals made.  Prior to putting them on I was limping all over the place with the most painful heel in the world.  As soon as I put them on I was dancing around the store-yes dancing, I was so happy !  Thank you Comfy Soles and thank you Vionic for these fabulous and cute sandals !

The sunrise view from space #20-beach side

We really took our time driving to Fort Clinch campground-we knew it was just a one night layover so it was going to be one of those :pull into the space,hook up,have dinner,shower and go to sleep !  I did take advantage of the great little washer/dryer they had and did 2 loads of laundry before bedtime. 

Oh and yes we did stop at The Lunch Box in Kingsland for our 3rd visit-can you say addicted to their fried chicken.  We ate more fried chicken from this place in one month then we have eaten our entire life !

 Space #9 to the left of the boardwalk and spaces #10 & #11 to the right of the boardwalk are primo-great views and incredible breezes

We woke up the next morning about 5am to a beautiful sunrise-I still can't get use to not seeing the sunset into the ocean ! But I'll take a pretty sunrise anytime.  The beach side of this campground is a small circular one-it surrounds the showers,restrooms and laundry room and only has 20 sites.  There is a river site portion of this campground too but since we booked last minute I actually lucked out with the beach site.  However, Hailey again is not a happy camper-NOT DOG FRIENDLY .  We made up for it later in the day when we pulled off onto a public beach area and let her swim and splash to her heart's content.

 Another early morning beach walk for me while Jim put the coffee on 

We were only about 130 miles from our next destination-Tybee Island, so we took our time and had a nice leisurely breakfast at the campground.

Jim makes a great pot of coffee, but I make a mean egg white omelet with tons of veggies and turkey sausage all topped with our favorite Cholula Hot Sauce.

Our campsite #167 at River's End,Tybee Island

Boardwalk to the beach on Tybee Island
We checked into the River's End Campground around 3pm -it's the only campground on Tybee and has been here forever.  It's definitely a popular one and jam packed-with packed being the key phrase.  Not much privacy here and you can reach out and touch your neighbor if you are so inclined.  It's clean-great showers and a wonderful swimming pool that we took frequent advantage of during our 3 day stay.

 Tybee Island Lighthouse

This place looked incredibly cozy-I had to take picture to remind myself to come back and stay awhile !

Since the beach wasn't dog friendly (what's up with this-seriously are there that many owners who don't pick up after their dogs and ruined it for the rest of us ? ) we bicycled the Island most of the time. It's great for bicycling -lots of history here and you kind of stumble upon the old buildings as you are peddling along.  The 3 days went by pretty fast and probably a good thing because when we arrived Wednesday there were a ton of empty spots , but by Saturday morning when we checked out , we were shoulder to shoulder with lots of other campers !
 Our next stop-Ocracoke Island and the National Park Service Campground-Happy Trails to you my friends.

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