We decided to go to Tybee Island, located about 18 miles from Savannah. It is a popular vacation spot and the easternmost point in the State of Georgia.
We passed the salt marshes along the way. The salt marshes stretch in a band four to six miles wide between the mainland and coastal barrier islands. A major reason for Georgia's extensive expanses of salt marsh is that its coast experiences the highest tides along the southeastern shoreline.
Georgia's salt marshes are some of the most biologically productive natural systems on Earth. The environment helps to make the salt marshes primary nursery areas for blue crabs, oysters, shrimp, and other economically important fish and shellfish. Young shrimp and other marine organisms also use salt marshes as shelters and hiding places from predators. In addition, salt marshes help filter pollutants from the water and act as buffers against offshore storms.
This was the summer kitchen which was built in 1812 and used by all the keepers and their families until 1910.
A phone like Uncle Oscar's! Ring, ring, ring...