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May 13th: Dungeness & Sea Camp, Cumberland Island, Georgia

Freestyle Anchored @ Sea Camp, Cumberland Island

Freestyle Anchored @ Sea Camp, Cumberland Island

We backtracked today. Only about 10-miles back down to the Southern end of Cumberland Island. There was a great Northwest wind to help push us along. I’m sure the Navy noticed us going by the submarine base again.

We anchored off what they call Sea Camp. The park ranger there said we did not need to pay the $4 fee because we had a Park Service Senior Pass. Must be our part of the “Entitlement” some members of congress say costs the country too much. Guess we blew it – we had paid the $4 up at Plum Orchard Mansion the day before. This place is worth more than that anyway.

Paula has always wanted to see the wild horse on Cumberland Island, and today her wish came true. In fact, during our afternoon 4-mile walk we saw four little herds of the wild island horses. Two of the herds had young folds less than two weeks old. We also saw the ruins of Carnegie’s mansion called Dungeness. The place must have been huge. You can also see where there had been massive gardens for the guests to stroll through, and a large “Recreation Building” for the fortunate few that were invited to visit. It gives you a clue how the truly rich people lived during what has been called America’s Gilded Age.

There is a ferry service that runs out to Cumberland Island from St. Marys, GA. So if you’re every in the area, this place would make a tremendous visit.

Tonight we’re anchored off the Greyfield Inn’s dock.

Hiking Around Cumberland Island

Hiking Around Cumberland Island

 

First Herd of Wild Horses

First Herd of Wild Horses

 

Ruins of Dungeness Mansion (Burned Down in 1959)

Ruins of Dungeness Mansion (Burned Down in 1959)

 

Second Herd of Wild Horses

Second Herd of Wild Horses

 

Young Fold with Second Herd

Young Fold with Second Herd

 

 

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