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Paddling To Cumberland Island. Part 4

In addition to the surrounding beauty, we experienced an abundance of wildlife. Walking down a trail or stepping out onto the beach or even moving right outside our tent, we encountered many of the island’s four-legged inhabitants – deer, armadillo, raccoons, wild hogs, turkey (OK, two-legged) and wild horses. Luckily, none of us ever came across any of the island’s poisonous snakes. Continue reading Paddling To Cumberland Island. Part 4

Paddling To Cumberland Island. Part 3

After taking a break under the shade of a huge live oak tree and filling up on GORP (the ultimate hiker snack of raisins, peanuts and M&Ms), we headed down the island’s single sandy, seashell-encrusted road toward the ruins of Dungeness. Fortunately for us, a family of wild horses lead by a handsome, dark chocolate-colored stallion stood in the fields adjacent to the road, grazing contentedly. Our presence didn’t even raise their heads. Continue reading Paddling To Cumberland Island. Part 3

Paddling To Cumberland Island. Part 2

There is a great history within these shores and depending on what end of the island you visit, the story may vary. However, if your guides are George Morris, an experienced kayaker, NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) graduate and just a “happy to be here” kind of guy; and Michael Lumpkin, trip leader, motivational speaker and the ultimate meal-time creator, you learn more about the people, places and wildlife of Cumberland Island than any book would ever tell you. Continue reading Paddling To Cumberland Island. Part 2

Paddling To Cumberland Island. Part 1

Of course, we didn’t plan this ourselves. We left the logistics up to High Country Adventures of Atlanta who provided the sea kayaks, all the gear and, most importantly, our dauntless guides. Continue reading Paddling To Cumberland Island. Part 1