As we cruised down the main “drag” on Tybee Island, we felt as if we had been transported back to Hua Hin, the beach resort town in Thailand where David and I met 21 years ago. This town has an easy and relaxed vibe which was most welcome by us after the frantic traffic we had experienced in Atlanta. The housing architecture here is similar to that in Edisto Island in South Carolina where most houses are built on stilts. On the sidewalks, we saw older people riding bicycles and younger people walking around in their swimsuits.
While waiting around to check into our rented condo, we went to the Crab Shack for lunch and then took the boys swimming at the condo clubhouse.
We appreciated the marine-themed wall colors and artwork in this condo. The size is perfect for our family and it came with a fully-equipped kitchen as well as a washer and dryer. Even when we travel, we usually prefer having most of our meals “at home” rather than eating out. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the mornings to look at the birds, the sea, the fishing boats and the container ships cruising by on their way to the Savannah port. With James’ binoculars, we would try to look at far-away details on the fishing boats and container ships such as written words or people. The boys’ room is not pictured here; they have a queen size bed, a dresser, lamps and many lovely images of seagulls and turtles on the wall.
Our first night on the island
We walked down to the beach from our condo and managed to catch a little bit of the remaining sunset, a lot of sea air in our lungs and a romantic landscape.
Our time at the beach
On our last day there, we went to the popular public beach which was North of our condo beach just to check it out. We found out that our condo beach is a lot more quiet and peaceful than the public beach. We found many young people playing their music out loud close by to us. We heard people talking loudly near and far. Once when I was playing in the water with the boys, a man was smoking a cigar and talking loudly on his phone not too far from me. We were glad for the ample opportunity to watch people at the public beach, but we were grateful to have our almost-empty condo beach to hang out at.
The dolphin tour
We were taken on a tour boat to go out to the open sea to see dolphins swimming alongside us and even showing off their jumping moves. According to our tour guide, there was unusual heavy traffic of shrimp fishing boats that evening, so we were constantly surrounded by not only many dolphins but also many sea gulls and pelicans.
The Deck is a restaurant with fantastic food, a sea view and an inventive, eclectic menu.
The Marco Polo
While we were on Tybee Island, the largest container ship in the world, the Marco Polo, came to the Savannah port for the first time, which caused a stir in the media. So, we made sure we saw it as it passed by our condo.
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