Haunted Savannah || The Sorrel-Weed House

If it is true that Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in America, then it is also true that the Sorrel-Weed Mansion is one of the most haunted places in Savannah. To make sure you know that, they give ghost tours; they recount the tragic stories of those that haunt the house; they give away shocking secrets; they share their experiences of paranormal activity; and they show you the pictures to prove it!

In short, my friends, you are in for one of the most entertaining ghost tours in town.

So, what were your plans for Halloween?

Sorrel-Weed House

April 8th, 2018

On a Tybee Island beach you may…

crash a wedding // catch birds in midair (on camera that is) // enjoy a little dolce far niente // peer at gossips peering out from the pier // stumble upon structures coming directly out of a Wes Anderson movie // go fishing on the pier but, remember: no sharks!  (because it is actually possible to catch sharks from the pier…?!?!) // laugh out loud at the de facto appropriation of the monostyle ”private properties” by real beach dwellers (the ones with wings)…

events and observations in no particular order or preference

Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion

April 8th, 2018


From Hutchinson Island, overlooking River Street. All boats are welcome on Savanna River, from floating skyscrapers aka ocean-going vessels and their accompanying tugs, to those cute and colourful Belles ferry boats that provide free transit across the river, in style.

The Savannah Belles Ferry fleet includes four vessels named in honour of four distinguished women from Savannah’s history: Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the first American Girl Scout troops, Susie King Taylor, who gained her freedom from slavery at the age 14 and went on become a nurse during the Civil War and later opened one of Savannah’s first schools for African-American children, Florence Martus, the Waving Girl, and Mary Musgrove, a Native American who served as an interpreter for General Oglethorpe during the founding of Savannah.

April 7th, 2018

Beyond Savannah || Wormsloe Historic Site

The oldest of Georgia’s tidewater estates, Wormsloe has remained in the hands of the same family since the mid-1730s. Claimed and developed by founding Georgia colonist Noble Jones, Wormsloe has successively served as a military stronghold, plantation, country residence, farm, tourist attraction, and historic site. Nonetheless, Wormsloe’s most characteristic and defining use has been as the ancestral home of Noble Jones’s descendants. [source & further details]

But, for us, it was the long walk under this wondrous oak tree arch, the omnipresent moss providing even more shade – or cover from the rain. It was raining that day but we still preferred to walk rather than taking the car down the avenue, like so many other visitors did. Because listening to the magic chorus of rain and bird song, inhaling that fresh, woody scent of rain as it blended with the earth and fallen leaves, was an experience we wouldn’t have changed for the world. Not even for a dry pair of shoes.

April 7th, 2018