More Savannah Walking

Saturday morning we went to the Farmers Market at Forsyth Park in Savannah. There were lots of vegetables, oranges, honey, pecans, mushrooms, cheese, and baked goods, jams and pickles.

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Farmers Market

We also stopped at the Visitor Center again. This time there Christmas Carolers there. Very nice.

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Christmas Carolers

From there we walked back down to River Street and had lunch in one of the restaurants down there. Then we climbed back up one of the sets of old steps (use at your own risk). There is an elevator somewhere for those who would prefer that.

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Historic Old Steps

Not far from River Street is The Old Pirates House. Not to be missed when visiting Savannah, this is associated with Savannah’s maritime history and Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”. Built in 1754. This is now a nice restaurant, and if you are lucky you just might see a pirate while you enjoy your meal.

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The Pirate’s House

Today we hiked one of the trails at Skidaway State Park.

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Skidaway Island State Park, The Big Ferry Trail

Hurricane Matthew did some damage here the first week in October. The boardwalk to an observation tower was damaged so we could not go there.

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Observation Deck

Several trees had been toppled but park workers have cleared the hiking trail.

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Hurricane Matthew Damage

The remains of an old still can be seen deep into the woods. In the early 20th century this remote area was a good hideout for moonshiners.

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Old Liquor Still

The trail also took us to some old earthworks–mounds built by slaves during the Civil War as part of the defense system against Union Troops.

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Civil War Earthworks

This was an interesting old tree, I liked it.

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Cool Tree

Tomorrow morning we leave this area and move a bit further south.

 

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5 Responses to More Savannah Walking

  1. Glad you are enjoying my neck of the woods! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts. Have fun on the rest of your journey

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  2. It looks like a wonderful place. Very nice photos.

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