Sunday morning we got up bright and early for a day at Cumberland Island National Seashore, which is the southernmost island off the Georgia Coast.
The island is only accessible by boat, so unless you have your own, you have to take a ferry out of the quaint and charming little town of St. Marys.
The ferry you take from St. Marys to Cumberland.
It's $20 per person and the ferry leaves at 9am.
It was an absolutely perfect day full of sunshine and gorgeous weather.
One of the magical things about Cumberland Island are all of the wild horses that inhabit the island.
We were fortunate enough to see several on our trip.
Our first sighting was from the ferry before we even made it on the land.
As soon as you exit the ferry and begin walking, these are the kinds of views you are surrounded by.
I was in heaven, of course.
Something inside me just craves live oaks and Spanish moss.
We dressed in layers because it was cool in the morning, but got really warm in the afternoon.
We did a lot of taking off and putting on throughout the day.
There are over 50 miles of walking trails throughout the island.
You can rent bicycles and ride, which we plan on doing the next time we go back.
We saw more wild horses and even some wild turkeys.
I love this picture of the horses walking three in a row down an oak lined path.
Enormous live oaks draped in moss are everywhere you turn.
A maritime hammock or forest is an ocean coastal wooded habitat found on higher ground than dune areas.
Oaks and palms provided the perfect amount of sun and shade for an island hike.
I absolutely love this picture. It almost looks black and white.
Believe it or not, this girl is a little bit excited about the idea of camping here...in a tent!
Y'all have no idea how excited my husband is about this!
To be continued...