An Afternoon at Big Talbot Island

Yesterday being the Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday holiday and a mild and sunny day I was in no mood for inside fun (that would be television, Wii, and texting of friends).  I wanted to get out of here and go somewhere else.  While I am a big fan of technology, I’m also fervent about playing outdoors and with an Atlantic coastline and intracoastal waterways in our literal backyards… I was “heading for the hills” (so to speak, as there are no hills in Florida).
Oh, the groans I heard; the vision of a long and boring car ride of sightseeing; their countenances drooped so I bribed them with the lure of bringing a friend along which is how I wound up with five children in the car, and my countenance a whole lot brighter for being outside and going to a place I knew we’d all enjoy.
A mere 18 miles from our house and a short jaunt over the Mayport Ferry, it was Big Talbot Island’s “trees beach” I was aiming for.  I’ve heard it called Boneyard Beach too and the following video will illustrate how it got its name.
Okay, the video’s a bit long, but I wanted to give you a good peek at this lovely and haunting coastline.  We discovered it by accident last year, during another of my boring, let’s go exploring car rides.  But this beach always evokes fun as it’s interesting for everyone: adults and kids and probably even dogs, if I had one, which I don’t.  I’ll stop writing now because the video will inform you about the place far better than I can write about it.
The video could benefit from a minute’s worth of editing, which I’ll learn in due course, but if you like an interesting landscape, this one’s for the picture books.


  1. Karen says:

    Thanks for the short visit to somewhere WARM. T-shirts even! Oh, how I envy you. 🙂

  2. Sammi says:

    o0o I will watch the video soon, it looks amazing. I'm on a split shift and about to go back to work!

  3. Fearless Nester says:

    How long was the boat ride over? And does the boat carry cars? That's a really cool looking place. Nice tour Jeannie!

  4. Mickey (Michel) Johnson says:

    …beautiful…love that old tree with it gnarly branches and interesting textures…glad you were able to enjoy the day! xo, mickey

  5. thorney says:

    You make me miss my life growing up on the beach on southern California. I keep asking my husband why it is we live in WA, when we could live in Florida and he could have the exact same job with the same company.

    and . . . your thread on cjane's community is opening to anything. All the other threads are fine, so I thought I should let you know because it sounds like a great topic to talk about.

    I keep meaning to tell you why I changed my name. I had a blog stalker so I stopped using the first blog and started Thorney. Thorney is my family nickname given to me by a little sister who thought I felt boney like throny rose bush–the blesssings a little sister who is my BFF 🙂

Speak Your Mind