The Helmstead

961 Fargo Highway, Homerville, Georgia, 31634, United States | B&B
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Swamp Day

A travel blog entry by sparcat on Apr 17, 2014

2 comments, 9 photos

The Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
So now we know that not all swamps are alike.This is very different to what we saw in Louisiana. In addition to gators, turtles and egrets, we saw owls, snakes and a raccoon. Lots of lily pads that are ...

Stephen C. Foster State Park and the Okefenokee

A travel blog entry by gsnakehill on Feb 21, 2013

17 photos

... water right from the swamp and drank it (George and I could not have done that). The water looks like iced sweet tea and because of the Tannic Acid in the water caused by decaying vegetation it acts like a purification system. Years ago sailing vessels (mostly British) would come to the area and gather barrels full of this water to use as their drinking water on their journeys home. The high acidity of the water caused by ...

Headin' on home

A travel blog entry by andante_abroad on Sep 23, 2011

3 photos

... where to buy a Mohawk (for a Kiwi mate) - a lovely brief encounter; he even calls Dens “sir”, farewell and safe travels.

Onwards up the Interstate towards Jacksonville, through thunder storms and near white-out rain – but manage to catch glimpses of bill boards “RV super-centre”. Oh dear, how irresistible and located right next to the Outlet centre. Eyes front, ignore Sachs, Gucci ...

Checking on the tree farm

A travel blog entry by nola_stuart on Apr 06, 2011

1 comment, 8 photos

... this spot. We also checked on the hardwoods we had planted in the food plots. Some of the food plots were so wet we'd sink 4 or 5 inches in the mud! I'm glad we bought me a pair of LL Bean rubber bottom boots. The hunt club had plowed all the food plots before the heavy rain on Tuesday.

I'm including pictures of the 3 kinds of pine trees we have with their spring growth, "candles". See if you can tell the ...

The swamp

A travel blog entry by chadmarco on Jul 10, 2010

2 comments, 9 photos

... of the swamp. We saw lots more gators along with some turtles and other wildlife. The bugs actually weren’t that bad at all. A few things we learned…. you can estimate the length of a gator by measuring the distance from between its eyes to the tip of its snout. How many inches is how many feet long the animal is. We also learned that ...

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