From February 2017

Jekyll Island Bike Trails

Last week Tom and I took the tandem and drove over to Jekyll Island to hit the bike trails there.  Even though you can see Jekyll Island from St. Simons, you have to drive east over the causeway to Brunswick, south over the Sidney Lanier Bridge, and then west over the tollway ($6 per car) …

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Fort Matanzas National Monument

After the Spanish established St. Augustine and Castille de San Marcos, the Spanish realized that the town was vulnerable to attack from the Matanzas Inlet to the south.  Enemy ships could attack the town from the rear, out of range of the Castillo’s cannon.  General James Oglethorpe blockaded St. Augustine inlet in 1740 for 39 …

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