Pics from my latest gallery-post put to music (a 17th century Dutch "galliard")... enjoy!
This is the first of, what I hope will be, a series of photo-galleries of some of my weekend bike-rides. This first gallery is of a location in the Amelia-Fernandina Beach ride I usually do on some weekends (the map & profile in the slideshow is courtesy of Strava, recorded on my Garmin Edge 605 GPS-unit). It is of the scenic & historic village of American Beach, one of Florida's oldest African-American communities, known during its heyday as the "Black Hyannis-Port".
Located on Amelia Island (just south of Fernandina Beach, in the extreme northeast-corner of the State where the St. Marys River defines the easternmost boundary between Florida and Georgia), American Beach was founded during the Jim Crow-era South as a place where people of color, who couldn't -
Some recent photos of a portion of the beach at Big Talbot Island, between Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach, Florida. Located at the mouth of Amelia Inlet, Big Talbot Island is one of several barrier-islands in northeastern Duval County, FL that are designated as Florida State Parks, bordering the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve (U.S. NPS/DoI).
A couple of years ago I published a gallery of another of these islands when there was a large oil-slick on the beach (presumably originated from the B.P. oil-spill in the Gulf of Mexico). This island is further to the north... the beach is covered with a multitude of the 'skeletons' of fallen live-oak trees (they likely fell when Hurricane Dora hit here in '64, though I have not found any documentation to date to support that) - these fallen trees are a prominent shoreline-feature of these islands, Big Talbot Island in particular.
More Info: Big Talbot Island State Park. Still more info here.