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Road Trip 2022 Day 17

Day 02 Tybee Island GA

We actually sleep in to 10 AM today! It is a welcome relief to getting up and traveling every day! We put our swim suits on and hit the beach, a short 900 foot walk. After a couple hours on the beach and in the surf we are done with the beach.

We come back to our room and shower and walk next door for lunch at Sting Ray’s and the food is good. Back to the room for a nap and then we go in search of a lighthouse we have heard of, the “Tybee Island Lighthouse”. As we approach the area, the storm clouds are amazing and our cameras love it! We arrive and buy our tickets amid warnings that we may be ordered to come down at any moment because of the storms in the area. I tell the people in charge that I want to photograph the storms from the top of the lighthouse and they get nervous and threaten to revoke permission for me to go up! I laugh and tell them I’m kidding (inside I’m not) and promise to play by the rules and they let me go up.

It seems to take forever to climb the 178 steps to the top and I am winded when I get there but the views are fantastic and the storms are brewing! I get photos from all sides just as the rains start and lightning starts to light up the skies. I don’t hear it but the word has come to evacuate the lighthouse. I am the last one down but not so slow as to worry the people in charge, it seems. All is well and I have my shots! All is for the best as the central core and all the steps are are metal so if there was a strike, I’d be okay?

We tour a couple buildings on the ground and see how people lived in the 17 and 1800’s and then drive off back to our Motel. Not too soon it seems as a vicious storm sweeps through the area and lightning and thunder is all around. I still wish I could capture some lightning on camera but it is not to be so.

So another nap it is while the storm passes and then it’s off to dinner at a restaurant called, “Bubba Gumbos”, which after we get seated and served, the food is very good, however the building is sinking into the bayou if that is what you can call it and our wine glasses were actually sliding off the table and we had constantly had to grab them and it was rather humorous!

After dinner, it was time for sunset and we go out the next door, and at a restaurant called “CoCo’s”, there are docks out back with great views of the sunset and we hang out there and photograph the sunset.

Then it’s back to our room to turn in for the night! See you all tomorrow!