I had the privilege of taking the ferry over from the Fernandina Beach Marina, on Wednesday, to photograph a honeymooning couple. What a great time we had! This ferry, which is for foot traffic and not vehicle transport, is called the Lucy R. Ferguson, and makes the trip over twice a day. The first is at 9:00 a.m. and the second is at 12:15 p.m. The return ferry leaves Cumberland at 3:30 p.m. A very nice lunch was provided in the cost of the ticket.
I couldn’t have asked for a better day. The temperature was mid 80’s with a light, slightly cool wind and cotton candy clouds in the sky. Quite a difference from the weather conditions we had just a week ago. The water was very smooth and glassy. The trip over is forty-five minutes long and the boat docks at the pier, which is within walking distance to the Greyfield Inn. I was pleasantly surprise to have Janet waiting for me, with the golf cart, to retrieve me and take me to the Inn. I had two cameras and bag, and my 2nd flash stand with me, so a ride was definitely welcomed.
When I arrived, my honeymooning couple, Michael and Holly, was waiting for me on the very open, large, southern front porch at the Inn. We introduced ourselves, and knowing I only had two hours with them, we began taking photos immediately. Oh, there are so many photo opportunities at Greyfield and in that general area. The old moss-covered oaks there are just gorgeous and the sunlight coming through them was magnificent. We stayed in that general area most of the time. I knew we wouldn’t have time to go to the old Dungeness ruins, but we were able to go to the beach, and capture a couple of other places Michael and Holly wanted documented. It was a great session and ended all too quickly.
When I was waiting to board the boat for the ride over, I couldn’t resist taking a few images of the Amelia River with the blue sky and white cotton clouds reflecting. I am sharing a few of those at the end of this writing. I will also share a couple of Michael and Holly, who were celebrating their 4th day of marriage when I met up with them.
Thanks, for dropping by. Enjoy! – Oh, and for a final note. The images below are unedited jpegs from my camera.