The weekend before we both moved into college after a wonderful summer break, we took a trip to Tybee Island, Georgia! It was such a great time! We arrived on Friday afternoon after a 5 hour drive down. We stopped on the way at a gas station to get some boiled peanuts, a southern delicacy..
The night we arrived we went to the pier on Tybee and watched a lightning storm in the distance. It was so amazing seeing it all over the ocean while listening to a band play back by the beach!
The next day we went paddle boarding! We rented paddle boards from High Tide Surf Shop. The man who rented it us was really nice and taught us how to paddle so that we’d be prepared for all the waves we’d encounter! He also had the sweetest little dog named Alastair that we couldn’t stop petting! The paddle boards were really heavy and we had to carry them across the road to the beach. It wasn’t a very far walk but we kept having to take little breaks because our arms got tired! Once we got to the water, we both stood up on our first try! It was so much fun! Here are some pictures of us professional paddle boarders…We look like pros.. Laura kept falling on her back!
OK so it’s a lot harder than it looks!!!
The next day we decided to try out a different paddle sport, hoping it would be easier… Kayaking! We went on a kayak tour to Little Tybee, an uninhabited island next to Tybee Island. It was a 4 hour kayak tour by Sea Kayak Georgia. We started out in the tour by paddling across the ocean to the Little Tybee marshes. Within minutes, one of the kayakers flipped out of their kayak! Kayaking is also a lot harder than it looks, by the way! The entire way through the marsh trail we were paddling through the current. It was very tiring, but it was so beautiful! The tour guides were very informative and told us all about the tides and currents. They taught us tricks to beat paddling upstream (if you paddle next to the marsh, there won’t be as strong of a current!) They also told us that Little Tybee is the only marsh and island in Georgia that is completely open to the public for anything (camping, campfires, etc). They also told us that Little Tybee’s amount of different species and plants compares to that of the Amazon Rainforests! They told us so many interesting facts about Tybee. The tour was absolutely amazing! (Beware: You will probably be sore for a few days after kayaking for 4 hours!) …
Photos of our kayaking tour:
We had a great time in Tybee, and highly recommend it as a summer vacation spot! Here are some photos of Tybee Island and the pier…Our bike trick!