To celebrate Sandy's birthday, we waited for perfect weather and then headed to Savannah, Georgia. Our first night, we stayed at Beaufort, SC. After leaving our suitcases in a motel, we took a drive to some bridge-connect islands that are close by. This is Hunting Island. It had a very beautiful beach, but wave damage is destroying some houses.
Next we stopped at Hilton Head Island, SC. We did this with trepidation because we feared its fame and developments would have spoiled the island. It certainly was much more crowded than our tastes can accept, but the beach was a winner.
Savannah, Georgia lived up to our expectations. It has a great waterfront that is reached via steep cobbled streets.
Tug boats, containerized cargo, and a faux paddlewheel tour boat. Photo 4 shows the convention center on the opposite side of the Savannah River.
These buildings face the river. They are tourist oriented with lots of places to eat and trinkets to buy. There is a free trolley that Mr. Rogers would be pround of.