Archive for the ‘Kings Bay’ Category

Additions and Corrections

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I should have added that the Name Tappan Zee comes from the name of the Tappan Indian Tribe that lived in the area and the Dutch word for wide expanse of water  “Zee”

Some time ago I had pictures of Terns which I called Turns. Since I was taught spelling by nuns it was probably their fault. The good news is that a member of that same order gleefully brought the misspelling to my attention.

Amelia Island Now and Then

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008





How to make tabby

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

In case you can’t read below: 10 bushels of Lime + 10 bushels of sand + 10 bushels of shells (oyster shells left by earlier generations of native americans), + 10 bushels of water = 16 cubic feet of wall. From a display on Cumberland Island.


Tabby House

Friday, April 11th, 2008

On the Dungeness Estate on Cumberland Islandimg_2747.JPG


On the way to Cumberland Island

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Great shot of Turns (I think) on the pilings.



And a Dolphin riding our wake


and at play


The ferry, the house and the horse

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

From St Mary’s the two of us and John and Nancy took the ferry to Cumberland Island. Nathanael Greene bought land on the island in 1783 and his widow Catherine Greene built a four story tabby home named Dungeness. In 1884 Thomas Carnegie (brother of Andrew)with his wife Lucy began building on the foundation of Dungeness. The island is home to herds of wild horses and is where John Kennedy Jr got married.

The ferry


The house (if I had waited for these people to leave I would have been there all day


The horse. It seems that all of the horses were on the beach that day except the lone ranger below


Thinking back to Amelia Island on a Travel Day

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Went 415 miles from Kings Bay to Asheville today. Nothing exciting so we will revisit Amelia Island. The Island was named after the daughter of King George (I think). As soon as you cross the bridge to the island there is Barbara Jeans restaurant. Those who had the she crab soup said it was excellent. The shrimp salad sandwiches were great and John seemed to like his grilled cheese sandwich.


Fernandina Beach in the main town on Amelia Island. It is a tourist seaside town crammed with shops most of which have a pirate theme. All the good looking chicks seem to hang out with the bad boys.


Kings Bay again

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

The nuclear sub display outside the gate at Kings Bay Naval Base


Looking out our front door at the Eagle Hammock RV on Lake D at Kings Bay Georgia.


Liberty isn’t free

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Saw this gal on the way to somewhere yesterday. I guess Liberty was free for teachers this week


A picture of the USS Tennessee returning to port past Fort Clinch on Amelia Island. This isn’t free at all.img_2732.JPG

The nuclear sub display outside the gate at Kings Bay Naval Base

Kings Bay, Naval Submarine Base

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Traveled with John and Nancy the 300 miles to Kings Bay. Made it. The first picture is the missile display on base and the second is inside the Irish Pub at the Base Bowling Center where the four of us had drinks and sandwiches. No one felt like cooking.

From left to right: Polaris A-1, A-2, and A-3. In the middle is the Trident 3. And then: Poseidon C-3 and Trident C-4 .


Two dartboards advertising guess what at the Irish  Pub.