Archive for the ‘wild life’ Category

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


Alligators on the 8th tee

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

 In 7 years we had never seen gators in this spot behind the 8th tee although we had heard that a gator had lived there years ago. On Sunday we saw this guy.


Ole Tom and Old Roy

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Sunday was a busy day. Breakfast at Corems (have to face away from the cooking area), Church, nap, Golf (95). On the eighth hole we saw our first gators on the course this year(more later). The real excitement was on the 18th fairway. A wild Tom Turkey and his ladies were crossing the fairway in front of us. I asked John if he knew the mating call of a turkey and he said:”As a matter of fact I do”. He then proceeded to whistle some nonsense and right before our eyes the Tom Turkey got attentive, faced us and started walking towards Roy. I started to take pictures while the Tom suddenly got aggressive and tried attacking Roy who got out a club and tried to run off the Tom with his golf bag. Then the Tom decided he didn’t like his picture taken so he came after me. I traded in my camera for a golf club and started banging it on my bag. Finally, ole Tom left.


That is Roy’s leg behind his golf bag



Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The name comes from Latin. Corvus meaning crow and marinus meaning pertaining to the sea – sea crow. To dry off they strike an erect pose with wings outstretched facing the wind. Since some of the ones below are not facing the way others are facing I would say they can not figure out which way the wind is blowing. They are sitting on the fishing dock across from the 11th fairway of the Pelican Point Course. I have been told that two alligators still live here but we have not seen them yet.


More wildlife on the golf course

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008


Turtles on the golf course

Wildlife on the golf course

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008


Blue Heron on a pond on the Tyndall Golf Course