The Boneyard….where fallen trees become driftwood
Last month Nikki & I spent a few days in Charleston, SC which had been one of the many places on our bucket list. We stayed in one of the many unique b & b’s that are to be found in that historic city, did the walking tour, visited Fort Sumter & of course, sampled the fine cuisine that Charleston is becoming known for. On our way down to meet Nick & Alexis in Amelia Island we stopped by to see the iconic & much photographed Angel Oak tree, reportedly the oldest thing-living or man made-east of the Rockies. It’s a live oak & approximately 1500 years old. It’s not very tall but has wide spread canopy with limbs the size of tree trunks & so large & heavy that they actually rest on the ground (some even drop underground for a few feet & then come back up).
This past November we attended the wedding of Lauren, the sister of Alexis, in Amelia Island, just north of Jacksonville. It was our first time there & gave us the desire to return. In particular, I wanted to visit Big Talbot Island State Park & it’s driftwood beach known as The Boneyard, the salt washed skeletons of live oak & cedar trees that once grew on the bluffs until the erosion of the waves caused them to tumble on to the beach. For me, this was paradise & could have easily spent the rest of the day there, but the rest of the clan was ready to visit some other places.
Some state parks don’t allow pets so Draper wasn’t able to join us, but he made up for it once we got back to our Airbnb.
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