From Tybee Island, Georgia, at the hour we call “chirp o’clock.” (Per our own early birds, i.e. pet parrot and parakeets, back home.
Once again, the moment when we get to pretend like we actually know what we’re doing with our camera, rather than just pointing the thing and hoping for the best (whoops, secret’s out!). Not sure if these shots conform perfectly to the photographers’ rule of thirds, but they do let us wax nostalgic about warmer weather! For example, remember flowers…?
Ooooh, and summer salt marshes? And tropical vines that braid themselves?
Remember goofy kayak races and serious cookouts?
Oh, and remember shorts?
Remember roadside stands…
…and cartopping your kayak, without freezing your fingers off?
And hardest of all: remember enjoying the water without your #%^* drysuit…?!
See more (and no doubt, better) pics in this week’s Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds. And now, sigh…back to our regularly scheduled weather.
You’re on Tybee time—even if you are paddling hard during the Sea Kayak Georgia symposium. Tybee Island is just one of those places where it’s hard to take a bad picture. These are from October 14-20, 2014. Click on any image to begin full-size slideshow. 🙂
The day before the symposium began, Sea Kayak Georgia hosted “Demo Day”— an opportunity for folks to try various Nigel Dennis kayaks under the watchful eye of…Nigel Dennis himself! (Can you say, starstruck?)
In case you didn’t know, Nigel Dennis (above) and Paul Caffyn completed the first-ever circumnavigation of Great Britain in 1980, having designed better kayaks for the occasion; and later undertook expeditions in Antarctica, Easter Island, and a televised romp around Cape Horn.
So, next time you rummage around in your offset dayhatch for a cookie or hop into your keyhole cockpit without bloodying your shins, thank Mr. Dennis—the inventor of both.
More scenes around Tybee. Click for full-size slideshow:
Room to breathe. Room to roam. We 2geeks can’t get enough of tidal estuaries in the South. Above: Savoring the view (and the shade!) during a break on our daylong paddle around Tybee Island, Georgia; way over yonder, a bottlenose dolphin comes up for air.
While relaxing in the shade, we enjoyed a show. Male fiddler crabs competed to attract females into their burrows by waving their claws (“Hey, baby baby baby, come on down to MY room!”) Click on video, below:
There are plenty of roomier places for rent on funky ol’ Tybee. But few are this charming:
By the way, if your bookshelf has room for only one guide to the beaches and marshes of the Eastern United States, we recommend Tideland Treasure by Todd Ballantine. The handwritten text and illustrations are adorable!
See other bloggers’ takes on this week’s photo challenge: Room.