We are in Georgia, the land of peaches and peanuts. The Savannah we encountered is a fine old city with much of the downtown area set aside as a National Landmark. We took a walking tour of the area and our guide was a wealth of information. The founder of the city a man named Oglethorpe laid out the city with parks every two blocks, the green spaces are beautifully kept up and the large overhanging live oaks offer a canopy of shade for the residents.
Savannah is located on a 40 foot high bluff above the river. There are three story buildings all along the river and most have touristy shops on all three floors. Here I am on the second floor on the back side of the building, the street is still cobblestone. The old steps are about twice as long as normal so you have to take very large strides going up.
We passed a millenary establishment and while I restrained myself from going in, I thought I might not be able to resist, I do have evidence of their beautiful creations.
We have decided to go offshore through the rest of Georgia so at the moment are sailing along towards St. Mary's Inlet at the Georgia/Florida border. It should be about a 24 hour sail, it feels good to be away from those nasty shoaling cuts between rivers in the ICW although I may have to reacquire my sea legs.