|Skeletal remains between marshland and beach|
|Marshland along the island's southern end|
|Dungeness where the forest ends|
The forest abruptly terminates at the island's southern end where it morphs into lush green marshes and miles of pristine beach. It's here where the forest startlingly unveils the ruins of the Carnegie mansion Dungeness where during the Gilded Age the 1% enjoyed "conspicuous privacy" by throwing elaborate house parties for wealthy guests. The island encompasses 36,415 acres of wilderness area and 16,850 acres of marsh, mudflats and tidal creeks where a few Carnegie mansions dot the maritime forest.
|Cumberland Island's beach|
|Simple Life anchored near Plum Orchard|
|Three hunters, Brandon, Blake & Bradley|
|Pauline the park ranger during a private tour of Plum Orchard|
|Plum Orchard Mansion|
|Local shrimper with a cast net at our anchorage|
The following day the tides were in our favor allowing us to travel over a shoaled area from the southern entrance of the Brickhill River at the Cumberland Divides to where it rejoins the ICW. Within an hour and a half our anchor was set at a popular anchorage near the Sea Camp on Cumberland Island where feral descendants of the Carnegie horses roam freely on the island. This area was deemed safe for hiking and exploration since hunting was not allowed near the camp. This was our second excursion to Cumberland Island and certainly will not be our last.
|Feral mare and her filly near Dungeness|
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Location:St. Mary's, Georgia