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End of Summer
Last week was spent on the beach at Tybee Island, Georgia. This was the hooray for Simon and Isabelle before school starts on August 10th. Tybee Island is a laid back beach town 18 miles from Savannah.
Tybee means "salt" to Native Americans, but the name of this low-key seaside resort now brings to mind words such as "sun","surf" and "fun". Located 18 miles east of Savannah, this small barrier island boasts a wide, 3-mile long beach that's backed by seaoat-covered sand dunes and is perfect for sunbathing, people-watching and frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
The island's south-end pier and pavilion is a splendid venue for strolling above the ocean,people watching and fishing.
Although vacationers are lured to Tybee mainly because of what it provides in the way of recreation and relaxation, those with a love of history won't be disappointed. Tybee offers: Fort Screven, The Tybee Island Lighthouse (dated 1773), an intriguing museum, and Fort Pulaski National Monument which is just west of the island on Hwy 80. (read more)
Most of our time was spent on the beach relaxing, reading or swimming. I did however, manage to get in three good workouts. One that included a 1k swim in the ocean. My Father in law spent his time building a pile near our base camp.
We were never able to have a Mylie sighting but saw the area where the movie was being filmed on the South end of the island.
We had a great time, but we're (Allison and I) glad that tomorrow starts another school year and we can get into our fall routine.