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... still retains its historic roots. Today there are restaurants, art galleries and everything in between. We watched a hive of activity this morning as cargo ships entered the channel, trucks unloaded everything from liquids to clean linens to food supplies. We admired a sleek steely gray fibreglass yacht and watched tugboats bring in a cargo ship holding approximately 450 plus containers above deck. A lot of Chinese goods!
That was our ...
... appreciated as we passed through Hell's Gate, a notoriously wicked stretch where the tides, shoaling and currents are extreme due to its proximity to the ocean with multiple rivers converging. Hell's Gate! Piece of cake!
After passing through Hell's Gate, we were almost to Savannah. By this time, we had passed through miles of marshes, several channels, briefly entered the ocean, seen some light houses and started to encounter civilization again. We began to see houses, ...
... a hot day, so walking into our hotel (the inn at Ellis square) with its air conditioning was a nice experience. There were a few people at the bar area, so we waited a bit until the coach arrived with our bags. Then we got our room keys and went to the rooms. There was a bit of time before the next meet up, so i downloaded pictures from my camera and sorted them, unpacked bags and re sorted, got ready for the next day and relaxed a bit.
I then left ...
... skies. Even though we only had the afternoon and night in Savannah it was superb. There is a road parallel to the Savannah River which has a diversity of shops, bars and restaurants - and because it was so hot we tested whether the bar that advertised 'the coolest beer in town' was actually true! We met an Atlanta man who was previously a state politician and now an olive grower! We then headed downtown and found the major roads closed ...
... relaxing on Tybee Beach and then went to the Crab Shack for dinner. That's a must do for anyone in the area if you like shellfish!
We were going to go down to the river to watch the fireworks but they expected 60,000 people and we didn't think they could handle another 2. We watched from a distance over the water. Fantastic display.
Happy Birthday America!