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Monday, April 1, 2013

Kings Bay, GA…. Naval Submarine Base

This morning we had a few errands to do before leaving Mayport Naval Station. Refill on propane, go to NCIS to have Helen’s ID renewed. With that behind us, we will have no problems accessing any military facility. I drove over to Pelican Roost (RV Campground) to grab one last look and a cup of free coffee. Jorge… the camp host was in the club house, sat down with us for a chat. Jorge and Jim (Osprey Cove host) are two guys that are a perfect match for their jobs! They go out of their way to help and make you feel at home.

Last view of Guided Missile Navy Cruiser

Our next destination was only 53 miles up the road to Kings Bay, Georgia. We are at a Naval Submarine Base. The RV Campground is called “Eagle Hammock RV Park” it is rated number one in the southeast. Full hookups, cable TV, Wi-Fi  are just a few amenities at each site. Registration was simple,  I asked if any submarines are in view? The answer is that they are all covered in these giant buildings. The temptation to take a picture was taken away and I felt relieved!
On with our visit to St Mary's historic town! To paraphrase the tourist literature “Historic St. Marys’ enchanting storybook setting on the St Marys River beckons with white picket fences, charming Victorian inns, majestic magnolias, stately live oaks, fragrant salt air, alluring waters, quaint shops, captivating cafes, warm smiles and gentle people who welcome you.”  Come and discover legends of forgotten battles, daring pirates, antebellum mansions.

Jimmy Carter met us the gate! This is
 Peanut Country!

After settling in at Eagle Hammock RV park, we just had to take a quick run down to St Marys to briefly check out the above statements. The town was quiet, a few tourist were walking around, a guy was fishing out on the pier and I walked over to talk to him. I asked…Are they biting? He said, “just got here, but yesterday I got two Whites and three large Catfish”. He said, “the water here is brackish and and can get both salt water and fresh water fish”. We moved on and found a place to eat dinner.
That is what we did and saw

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