Our adventures took us to Jekyll Island today. The contrast between it and St. Simons Island is very obvious.
Jekyll Island is known for its peace and tranquility. Over eight miles of sandy beach, the island offers an amazing amount of privacy and respect for nature.
Jekyll Island has a very strict conservation policy, which allows preservation of wildlife and natural habitats against development. The island's development is limited to just 1,609 acres to preserve the critical barrier island ecosystem.
Jekyll Island also has a colorful history. It was the home of the first transatlantic telephone call, as well as the first meeting place of the Federal Reserve.
But the island is also the home of the famous "Millionaires' Village". The Jekyll Island Club Hotel and surrounding cottages were once the playground for some of America's most influential families - the Morgans, Pulitzers, Vanderbilts and the Cranes. It was used as a hunting and golf resort.
After meandering along the coastline, we stopped at the fishing pier and took a stroll down to the famous Driftwood Beach. This beach is well known for it's dramatic display of driftwood.
We moved on to see the Sea Turtle Center. After seeing a busload of kids in line, we decided to try again another day.