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A visit to Talbot Island

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Walking on the beach at Talbot Island

As you can se there is lots of drift wood and overturned trees along the beach, the fog kept rolling in all day, so visibility was not so good but it made for some eery pictures

Also there was a lot of erosion from the last storm, and here you can se the different layers of time if you like, the different layers has different colors and different fossils embedded. Some of the drop off from erosion is about 20 feet , some just 3 -4 feet.
We got a bit lost looking for the trail leaving the beach , but we found it and the fog lifted.

In order to get to our hotel for the night we had to ferry over to A1A,

The next morning we ferried back and went to Kingsley Plantation (another state park) there is about 5 or so state parks in the Jacksonville area.
Here they grew cotton , indigo , potatoes and other veggies.
On the way there we saw some beautiful areas ,

Also a ruin witch we could not get too close to

At the Plantation , there was the main house with a excellent view from the front porch

The crops here was mainly Indigo and cotton, the people working the indigo
had a lifespan of about 5 to 7 years working with Indigo ,very poisonous.
The slave living quarters was situated at the entrance of the main estate.

This is what the huts looked like, common living quarters with a fire place to cook, and 1 bed room, some were larger for larger families.

The owner of this plantation was married, bought his wife in Cuba at a slave trade, he obviously loved her ,the way he described her is lovely, anyway they had 4 kids and he "freed" them all, the wife could run the Plantation in his absence and "was as skilled as he was" she had her own slaves too.After the civil war broke out , things turned for the worse for him and his family , the blacks that was free, was no longer so it seemed, so he moved his family to the islands, where he felt they would be safe.
And that was my weekend.
Exept TATAaaaa
got to show you this:
we went looking for Lunch (starving we were) hard to find on the island,
entered this club house with a restaurant ,security guards everywhere
oh my ,,, well they told us where to park, there was going to be a car show there that is why the security , well I understood then, seeing this beauty ,
I Want One Too

forgot to show this , this is how they made the huts with the shells

It is called Tabby.
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    Both extremely sad History and an extremely beautiful place... Thank you so much for sharing your vacation, knowledge and pictures with us.
    2399 days ago
    What an interesting trip. Love all of the photos. Drift wood is so interesting, especially with fog hanging around. I love old house. History is interesting, and sad at the same time. Thanks for showing us the Island.

    2425 days ago

    Gosh lots of interesting history there
    great pictures
    Hearing the story Im glad we have
    moved on.....
    Hugs Yvonne emoticon
    2426 days ago
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    beautiful pics!
    2426 days ago
    What a dramatic landscape! Driftwood is so interesting!

    That's interesting to visit a former slave plantation. I recently saw 12 Years a Slave, a complex history!

    Hope you get the car!
    2426 days ago
    Lovely photos. Thanks for the travelogue.
    2426 days ago
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