Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Road Trip - Amelia Island - Part 2

I'm glad you enjoyed our photos so far as I have quite a few more to share with you. For this next part of our trip, we actually left Amelia Island and drove to Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve,
located northeast of Jacksonville. I think we saw only a small part of it as it covers a big expanse. We visited Fort Caroline, of which not much is left, we walked on some of the trails and at the end stopped at Kingsley Plantation.
I think our favorite part though was the hike through the beautiful nature,
along sandy paths,
with beautiful views of the marshes at times.
Along the way, we took lots of photos of lichen,
more lichen,
cacti that were perfectly camouflaged,
holes in trees and more lichen, get the idea!

A little rest along the way - we were surprised how much we had to climb at times, but I guess the sand dunes can get quite steep.

Oh, and tree fungus - had to photograph that as well!

And of course the Spanish moss - one of the main ingredients in a Southern landscape.
On the drive to Kingsley plantation, we took the car ferry across the St. John river. What fun!!
Can you see all the Pelicans soaking up the sun?

At the Kinsley Plantation, we didn't linger very long. By then, we were a little tired and ready for a coffee...
But the building was beautiful and quite nicely maintained.

Tomorrow, I'll take you with us to Fort Clinch on Amelia Island and the beaches around there. You'll love it!!

And soon...soon...I'll have some art to share with you again...

I wish you a lovely, most wonderful and creative Wednesday.


Some things I am grateful for:

* I got the beautiful little vase from the talented Annie of BlissfulArts (click here to see some of her other gorgeous creations!)
* you can find the most excellent pumpkin muffin recipe here. 


  1. Wunderschöne Fotos!
    p.s. danke für deinen Eintrag bei mir

  2. Dear Silke,
    I lived in St. Mary's, Georgia as a teenager and I remember the beautiful marshes very well. The river was tidal and it was so fun to view it everyday, twice a day from the height of a schoolbus!
    Lovely walk you showed us, thanks for sharing it!

  3. Silke,

    Wonderful sharing your trip with you.
    Thank you for the shout out, I am glad you like your vase :-).

  4. Thanks to you and your pics I can feel the sun shinning on my face!! Beautiful shots of the lichen~and all the pics are great! So glad to see you enjoying yourself!

  5. Liebe Silke,

    das war ein Erlebnis.

    In Liebe


  6. Wie wunderschön deine Fotos sind, ihr hattet sicher eine tolle Zeit.
    Ihr macht tolle Reisen, richtig so!!
    Liebe Grüße

  7. I obviously missed this post - I think it was around the time my laptop packed up. I love the red lichen - I don't think we have that in Britain.