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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

May 13, 2018

Martha went for a kayak trip on the Skidaway River for about an hour and a half. She had two porpoises swim beside her for a bit.

We then went to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. It was a hot day at 91 degrees at its peak. The sun was very intense, and with the humidity at 87%, it’s oppressive. There is a fabulous 4-mile drive through the refuge. Originally rice plantations, where gates flooded the rice fields. There are no more rice fields, but it is planted with a variety of wildlife foods. There was a huge variety of birds, and we saw a number of alligators. This is a very cool place, with the Savannah loading docks in plain view. I could have shot pictures all day. 

sa·van·na, noun: savanna

a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.

We got the bikes out and rode the Little Back River Trail for about an hour. There is a lot to explore here with hiking trails and biking trails, viewing blinds and a driving tour. There are 31,551 acres of wetlands. 

Skidaway Island State Park

May 12, 2018

We rode our bikes to the watchtower that overlooks the Skidaway River and the Isle of Hope. There are the remains of a still from the 1930’s and mounds where the South tried to defend Savannah in the Civil War. 

After a quick shower, we went to Driftaway Cafe for a great lunch of fish tacos and I had the best fish sandwich I have ever had. Then we cruised around The Isle of Hope, finding some beautiful, big houses along the river. 

We visited Wormsloe State Historic Site for some Colonial Georgia history.