26-Jan-2009 -- 32N – 81W Willington Island, Georgia, United States
Line Hunting Date: January 26, 2009
A muddy confluence point – “I don’t want to ruin my boots”
Savannah was our 3rd out of 5 five stops for our around-the-world trip for Sierra to check out art schools. Our primary objective was to visit the Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD). The secondary objective, as usual, was to hunt for a nearby confluence point.
This particular point located about 14 km by GPS distance from our hotel, and Google Map recommend route was only 18 km. It took us just about 20 minutes to reach the street parallel the Willington River where this point located on the water near the eastern bank. We parked the car about 240 meters in a vacant lot which also served as a conduit to reach the water front without cutting through private properties.
Thankfully, it was low tide so it was possible to approach the confluence point at the edge of water front without going through people’s backyard. Of course, the approach is rather muddy and must crawl under the multiple ramps leading to boat houses of the river. After 3 steps, Sierra declared that it was not worth ruining her nice leather boots unless a new pair was guaranteed. No deal, so she staid put on the first ramp to watch the mad hunter getting muddier by the inch.
The closest location to the confluence point reached was 25 meters, right in front the boat ramp of a home (view toward East). By than, my sneakers were caked with 3 pounds of mud each. Most of the approach was soft mud covered with oyster shells. This must be a great place to live for oyster lovers.
The entire hunt from start to finish took less than one hour. We still got some time before dark, and visited Fort Pulaski nearby now a National Monument on Tybee Island.
Rating of this hunt:
Degree of Challenge:
2 – last 200 meters on muddy flat during low tide, but will require going through private properties during high tide (1= very easy - drive to the point; to 5= a death march – glad it is over)
2– coastal channel of Georgia (Scale: 1= not interesting at all; 5= take your breath away)
3 – lots of early American history occurred nearby and Savanna is a great old town. (Scale: 1=dull; 5= most stimulating)