Sitting On The Shell Midden!

If you’re in search of an unforgettable escape, Sapelo Island awaits you. Tucked away off the coast of Georgia, this hidden gem promises a weekend filled with exploration, relaxation, and endless discoveries. Bring your family and friends and set off on a journey to experience the cultural history and natural splendor of this barrier island.
Picture yourself cruising along dirt roads in a rustic pickup truck, the wind in your hair and laughter echoing through the air and you travel through the forested landscape. One of my favorite stops are the oyster shell middens, crafted by indigenous peoples centuries ago. Looking at these ancient mounds, you sense a connection to the island’s past and the tales it holds. Continue your journey to the historic Chocolate Plantation, where you can explore the tabby ruins. Both of these sites speak volumes about the significance of oysters in this coastal community’s heritage.
No excursion to Sapelo Island is complete without visiting Hog Hammock, the island’s historic local community. Strike up conversations with residents and stop by the legendary “Pig Trough,” for a snack or some liquid refreshment. Then, head to Cabretta Beach, where you will find mostly empty beaches with breathtaking views. Walk along the sandy shore, collecting seashells and marveling at the driftwood scattered about—a poignant reminder of nature’s ever-changing landscape.
Whether you’re craving relaxation or thirsting for adventure, Sapelo Island offers an experience that you won’t easily forget.

Catherine McCrary

+ The full Worm moon will rise at 8:13 pm on March 25.
 
+ As we watch the moons celestial dance across the night sky, it’s humbling to consider the monumental feat accomplished 54 years ago: the historic moment when our astronauts first set foot on the moon. That achievement continues to inspire and remind us of the incredible heights we can reach when we dare to dream and strive for the stars.
 
Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia),
 
This native species graces the wild landscapes of Sapelo Island. Its fiery red tubular flowers are a big attraction to hummingbirds and they add a splash of color to the surrounding landscape.

Following the Tabby Trail: Where Coastal History Is Captured in Unique Oyster-Shell Structures” by island native Jingle Davis is a captivating exploration of the tabby structures and ruins that dot our coastal landscape. With beautiful pictures by local photographer Ben Galland and vivid storytelling by Jingle, this book helps unravel the mysteries behind these remarkable tabby ruins.

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