First stop is Fort Caroline which is part of the Timucuan Preserve. We have been here before and this stop is the Florida segment of the IBA Silver National Park Tour. While we do not have 25 states yet, this all but assures the Silver once we complete this trip.
|Fort Caroline Visitor Center|
We head out for Kingsley Plantation, also in Florida. You have 2 choices to get there, ride around the inlets and islands or cut off a bunch miles and take a ferry. We opt for the ferry.
Kingsley Plantation and the buildings date back to the late 1700's. The site has evidence of Pre-Colombian Timucuan life and was also known for permitting their slaves to earn their freedom thru work. If you visit here check out the screen door on the bathroom.
|Road into Kingsley Plantation|
|At water edge, check out the crab|
Rest of the afternoon was spent riding the back roads of Florida and Georgia picking up various USA towns and BBQ Joints.
Pics from the road on the way to Americus, GA
|Florida's Tail of the Dragon 11 curves 312 miles|
We got to the hotel around 6pm the earliest we have gotten in since the beginning of the trip. Right next door was a Ruby Tuesday where we had dinner. Not exactly a local spot, but convenient.