Tybee Island suffered greatly from Hurricane Matthew.
We visited two weeks later and while the residents finally had power, most local businesses were up and running, the clean up was on going.
Access to North Beach was closed completely as this became the place where they brought all the island debris. I watched from atop the lighthouse as the giant trucks were unloaded with their own cranes. It was fascinating. YBW and I discussed how we thought they would deal with the debris once it was all gathered in this spot.
I suggested fire. I knew I was probably wrong, but I loved the idea of it.
YBW suggested they’d bring in huge shredder and make an enormous load of mulch.
Anyway, the lighthouse was cool.
The steps were constructed differently than any other lighthouse I’ve been in. Made it easier to walk up and down without getting dizzy.
Not to mention how beautiful they were.
I’m a sucker for bricks.
The brick with the iron stairs…just look how beautiful!
At the top I was able to see up into the actual fresnel lens.
From the lighthouse, I could see out into the Atlantic…
All the way to the bridge over the Savannah River into South Carolina…
It was a gorgeously warm and breezy day and after the lighthouse, we drove all over the island. Even with the hurricane damage, the beauty and charm was evident. What a precious little place Tybee Island is!
very cool shots Robynbird. I love the lighthouse. Kudos ❤ ❤ ❤
The lighthouse is gorgeous and the water scenery so pretty! 🙂