Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 58

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 58

Cumberland Island, GA


Thursday, November 5, 2020 

After anchoring outside of the channel last night we hauled up and headed closer to the visitor dock at Cumberland Island. Once we swung that hook and finished breakfast, we launched the small boats and started shuttling to shore. The island was so cool and much bigger than we all expected. Overwhelmed with excitement we all walked down to the beach to look for shark teeth and any other interesting objects washed up on the beach. Jake and Mr. Terry found a few shark teeth and some up of picked up trash and walked along the beach. We mustered on the hour and started on a trail that took us around the island. We stopped in a field to look at the wild horses and were given a quick history lesson on how the horses ended up there. We kept walking and our next stop was an abandoned mansion that had once caught on fire. What was left of the mansion was not much but still shocking to see how tall the remains were. We kept moving along until we came to a beach where we stopped for a swim. Everyone went into the water and played in the surf until we were called back for lunch. We ate quick and made our way back trying to avoid the rain. Once everyone was back on Roseway we hauled up the anchor and set out sailing.

*more photos to come!