Posts Tagged ‘Cumberland Island’


Find Your Zen on Cumberland Island

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

Robert Stafford's Plantation

Robert Stafford’s Plantation on Cumberland Island, GA

 

In this age, we have become quite savvy at discovering new ways to find harmony with ourselves. Many find solace in performing a simple mantra every day when they arise from what has been – hopefully – a good night’s rest. “Your destiny is your own.” “I am calm and collected.” “The day holds nothing I can’t bear.” Repeating’s mantras just like these have been documented to make a person feel secure and empowered, ready to take on their grind for the day.

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Destination Historic St. Mary’s Georgia

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

 The Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum

The Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum

 

While a few hours on the river makes for an unforgettable time, Amelia River Cruises is ecstatic to be able to offer you and your family one of our customized Destination Tours. With one of our own Coast Guard captains at the helm, you and yours may enjoy the breathtaking sights of Cumberland Islands’ Greyfield Inn, take in the serenity of Cabin Bluff, or get your history fix while walking along the streets of Historic St. Mary’s. Today, let’s take a gander at a couple of the most frequented spots in this well-traveled slew of historically significant landmarks.

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The Legacy of Dungeness

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

 

Dungeness today

Dungeness today

 

This week we are taking a trip back over to our favorite island off the island! While there are far more recent structures on Cumberland Island like the Greyfield Inn, Architecture on Cumberland has been around dating all the way back to 1736. Dungeness, a Queen Anne Shingle-style architectural designed mansion, currently sits in ruins on the Cumberland National Seashore.

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Economy Launch

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

 

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

 

Spaceport Camden Georgia

 

 

Mankind’s most daring and courageous of pursuits has stood the test of our time as the space race. Whether it is taking a risk on a small business or pursuing a personal dream, our greatest passions are seeded in a sense of wonder. Perhaps the most pondered mystery of all time is not the marvels we witness on the 3rd rocks that are amongst us, but what is beyond our world. Space. Endless, space has perplexed the most intelligent of our kind and left none with the concrete evidence of how the universe was created. Its exploration has been a popular focus of science since long before my time. While the space program was suspended, our desire for knowledge was not. We continue to use the means at hand to further the voyage of man into the unknown.

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The Best Poorly Kept Secret

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

 

The body loves to travel and the mind loves to wander. At least for me, this has always been the case. Even standing in a corner of a room where you’ve never stood, you a different perspective – seeing things before you might not have noticed in years living in that space. It satisfies the mind and soul to experience and to see new things. So, whenever we travel, doesn’t it make sense to serve our senses to the fullest? Sure, you can take a trip to Cancun, Mexico. Or maybe a big city is more your style. Whatever endeavors you seek out, chances are you’ve dreamed about them before embarking.

Sitting and enjoying a perfectly poured Guiness chatting with an old friend in the hospitality industry, we discussed such a place of a paradisaical nature. My friend worked 9 days straight on the nearby island at said destination.  I couldn’t help but reflect on the sacrifices that virtually all of my closest friends make on a daily basis. There is no professional pursuit more respectable than to dedicate your professional life to serving others. Hat’s off to all of you my friends. As our discussion ensued, we posed a question: “What makes a place appeal to all the senses?” Some island goers who prefer to live a simple life might answer, “The opportunity to meet great people and take in the culture differences from our own.” Some of the more brochure driven crowd may reply, “The historic value and accommodations.” Then there are those who would candidly remark, “We are just stoked about getting out of town, getting hammered drunk every day, checking out some live music, hanging on the beach and trying our best act-a-fool every night. We will never see those people again!” Personally, I’m inclined to hop on the bus with the latter group! However, no matter how many tours you take, the people you meet, or the number of Patron Silver shots you can manage to get down before last call…there isn’t one of us who doesn’t enjoy seeing a marvel off the grid such as the Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island.

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Walking Amongst The Wild

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

One of the more popular destinations for tourists and locals alike in our area is but a short ferry ride away. Cumberland Island plays host to the Greyfield Inn and all the splendor that surrounds. There are many attractions that can’t be avoided. The most impressive of these is definitely the wildlife. Cumberland is home to a band of wild horses. These feral creatures are responsible for much of the tourism and local visitation the Island receives.

 

Wild Horses on Cumberland Island

Wild Horses on Cumberland Island

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I’M ON A BOAT! FOR FREE!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

15 years Amelia River Cruises

Amelia River Cruises celebrates its  15th anniversary.

This year we celebrate! All of us at Amelia River Cruises are proud to announce that our Quincineara has arrived. 15 years bringing the treasures only seen from the blue within view to you.  The palm tree laden Amelia Island has been around for quite some time. Likewise, Amelia River Cruises has been a staple, providing tours unveiling the unseen marvels of nature you would likely never experience otherwise. In the rare case that you live in a place where wild horses roam free, the exotic birds and wildlife practically show off in front of your eyes, and where a steadfast fort of old sits resolute- having never been breached…you might ought to think of turning your home into a resort! Otherwise, come see us! None of these amazing sights and experiences would be possible without the McCarthy’s. Who are the McCarthy’s you wonder? Kevin and Cecilia are our friends and proprietors, without whom none of what we do would be possible. Some congratulations are in order early in this new year! Capt. Kevin McCarthy was nominated for Business Leader of the Year at the Amelia Island Fernandina Beach Yulee Chamber of Commerce.

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Protected: Life Beneath the Break

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

 

dolphins_motherandcalfDolphins are without a doubt, the most sought after sight to see aboard an Amelia River Cruise experience. Their behavior patterns and level of intelligence have been a pinnacle of marine studies for the majority of the science’s existence. It’s interesting how children and adolescents always add Marine Biologist to their lists of, “what I want to be when I grow up.” How does this occupation tie in with other childhood dreams like being a fireman, policeman, professional athlete, lawyer, or doctor? Of course, they are adorable! But they are also one of very few creatures in the marine world who will have close encounters with humans of a friendly nature. Their elegance and upbeat behavior are simply captivating characteristics that warrant interest from all sorts of people, young and mature alike. By looking at their behavior patterns, we can maybe understand a little more about what draws our affections to these guys!

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At Ft Clinch You Feel As Though You’ve Stepped Back In Time

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Bald Eagle Cruise Narrative Pt. 2

by: Davis Yancy Clegg

 

Fort Clinch State Park

Fort Clinch State Park at Sunset

As we turn the bend from the industrial view, it is as though we’ve traveled back in time. On the northern peninsula of the island, Fort Clinch State park comes into frame. One of the most well preserved in the country, the fort boasts a garrison that makes you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Although no battles were fought here, it was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. In the 1930’s, the Civil Conservation Corps took it upon themselves to refurbish the now abandoned structures to return them to their prestige. Nowadays, tourists can enjoy activities like beach combing, sun bathing, fishing, and observe as reenactments bring the fort to life for visitors. If hiking is in your bag, you may take in the sights on a 6 mile trail. Nature trails are also at disposal for goers to learn of the native plant and wildlife that inhabit the area.

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