Savannah, GA Part 2

While in Savannah we took a boat tour of the Savannah River to see the sights from the waterway.   It was an incredibly beautiful day and we had a great time!   I highly recommend this tour if you go to Savannah.    I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get to see the lighthouses up close but it was still a good day.   

One of the first things you see as you leave the dock is this statue of The Waving Girl.   There’s a legend about a young love-struck girl waving at all the in-coming and out-going ships while awaiting her sweetie to come back to her.    She did this day and night for years but he never returned.   So sad.

But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself there are a couple things I wanted to show you before we got on the boat.   This is the Georgia Queen paddle boat.   She was also dock at the riverfront area and was just beautiful.   Maybe next time we’ll take a dinner cruise on that boat.    There was a World War II Memorial that I thought was very interesting. It was different and unusual and I think that is why I liked it so much, besides what it ultimately represented.  

Of course my favorite part of the boat ride was watching the dolphins play in the surf of this big container ship that was heading back out to sea.  The dolphins were playing and having so much fun and we were fairly close.  

Not to be outdone by missing the lighthouses on the boat tour we decided to drive out to Tybee Island and see one up close and personal.  Too bad for us, it’s closed to tours on Tuesday, the day we were there and we were leaving the next day.   Oh well, gotta save something for next time huh?

One last picture to leave you with and some food for thought.  How big was a megalodon?   I found the following statement on the internet – a megalodon was to the great white shark what Godzilla would be to a gecko (paraphrased).     So if a great white shark can reach up to 20 ft long and that is like the gecko part of the example, then how big would the megalodon have been?    I don’t know either but pretty darn big to have a tooth the size of this one in it’s mouth.

The Savannah River is constantly being dredged to keep it deep enough for those giant ships to pass through and what they dredge up gets dumped along the banks of the river.  The more they dredge up the older the stuff they are dredging up.  Thus it is a fossil-hunters paradise in places.   This tooth was found along one of the banks of the Savannah River.  Pretty cool, huh?   Just look at the size of that thing compared to my husband’s hands and then think about the size of the mouth that would hold a tooth that size.    Whew, too big for me! 

Okay, so on to the next photo challenge from Shutterboo.   I have no idea how to photograph “anger” but looks like that is what’s next up so wish me the best. 

Kim

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3 thoughts on “Savannah, GA Part 2

  1. Great photos! As for the one of the Magalodon tooth, what part of the Savannah river did you find that at? I love fossil hunting and was wanting to go up there sometime, but don’t know my way around…river access etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim

    • We didn’t actually find that – the boat tour that we were on had that for demonstration and said they found it along the river. Thanks for looking!

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