Experiencing the ocean for the first time

As I have previously written, last September my husband and I took a trip to Tybee Island. It was the first time in 40 years of life, that I saw the ocean. It was also the first time my husband saw it up close and in person. Once we checked into the B & B we were ready for a trip to the beach. Luckily it’s only a 5 minute walk. We could hear the ocean outside. This is the first sign indicating how close we were to the beach. DSCN2119
We had a bit of a tease, but also some palm trees. DSCN2120
And finally we could see the ocean.

I spy the ocean

I spy the ocean


From there on the walk just got better and better. DSCN2128 DSCN2129
I was like a giddy school girl once close enough to feel the ocean spray and enjoy the wonder that is the ocean.
closer

closer


The feeling of my feet in the ocean was amazing. DSCN2131
Water reaching

Water reaching


While standing at the edge of the ocean and letting it wash over my legs and feet the neatest feeling was how the sand slowly slips away from under my feet with the waves.
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Tybee Island isn’t the best place to search for sea shells. The boats dredge the bottom and end up breaking up a lot of the shells before the reach the shore.
We were able to collect some shells. DSCN2300 DSCN2301

I have used the collected shells for some craft projects. I wrote about one here sea shell wind chime .

Our first trip to the beach didn’t last very long, as we were hungry and then had a dolphin cruise booked. I will blog about the cruise soon, too. We went back to the beach after the cruise and it was wonderful. The sun had gone down and there was a full moon and we just sat on a swing at the beach for as long as I wanted. We also went the next afternoon and collected sea shells after the tide went out. On Sunday we drove to Jekyll Island and visited Driftwood beach.

Visiting the ocean was everything I had hoped it would be an then some. I LOVE the sound and the sight and the feeling. I can’t wait to go back again. I am so thankful that we are only a short drive away.

Tybee Island Inn Bed and Breakfast

Last September my husband and I had the pleasure of having a weekend away to celebrate us. September is our month; my birthday, our anniversary and then his birthday all fall in September. Beyond Labor Day, it’s the off season on the coast, so it’s a great time to get a deal and also avoid the crowds. After some research, we booked our stay at Tybee Island Inn Bed and Breakfast. 20160916_151038

The drive in first leads through Savannah, a place neither of us had ever been, and we didn’t spend much time here. I did get some nice photos and will post them in another blog. In Savannah we were introduced to the big beautiful oak trees covered in Spanish Moss. The oak trees actually keep their leaves year round and the Spanish Moss does not harm them at all. It is a happy coexistence.

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The entrance to the B & B.

Fountain

Fountain

Beautiful Oak Tree covered in Spanish Moss

Beautiful Oak Tree covered in Spanish Moss

And there is more, the entrance to this place is wonderful. There is such a great use of space and so many personal sitting areas that several couples can enjoy one on one time in close proximity.

Nice sitting area with umbrella shade to keep the sun at bay.

Nice sitting area with umbrella shade to keep the sun at bay.


Beautiful Tree

Beautiful Tree


This was our favorite sitting spot

This was our favorite sitting spot


View from the swing looking right at the B & B

View from the swing looking right at the B & B


These detailed little touches are all over at Tybee Island Inn B & B.

These detailed little touches are all over at Tybee Island Inn B & B.


Nice sitting area with outdoor curtains on the porch.

Nice sitting area with outdoor curtains on the porch.


A nice outdoor seating area.

A nice outdoor seating area.


After all the beauty outside, I am sure you are wondering what about the inside. I only took pictures of the inside of our room. The inside of the B & B is beautifully decorated with those little touches of detail all over the place. The owners desk is just to the right of the door when you walk in, the dinning area in front of you and a nice sitting area with a fire place to the left. Down the hall to the left is a little kitchenette type area where guest will find a stocked fridge and freezer that has pints of ice cream for guest enjoyments, tea, water and coffee, and a late afternoon snack is presented daily. Great touches that we completely enjoyed. After a long morning and afternoon and some time at the beach (we had to wait for the tide to go out before finding more sea shells), over heated I was very thankful for that ice cream when my husband brought me some and some yummy blondies that were waiting for enjoyment.
blondies and ice cream were wonderful for cooling me down

blondies and ice cream were wonderful for cooling me down


Our room was nice. It had everything we needed. Here are some photos I snapped.
Cute sea shell look. :)

Cute sea shell look. 🙂


Tub with jets.

Tub with jets.


Glow in the dark stars on the ceiling when you 1st enter the room.

Glow in the dark stars on the ceiling when you 1st enter the room.


Our bed.

Our bed.


Love these ceilings

Love these ceilings

Here is a little history on the place.
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Here are some nice pictures taken in the dark while my husband and I enjoyed the swing.
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And here are a few pictures from the sitting area out back, just outside our room.

Sitting area off back porch

Sitting area off back porch


The sun

The sun

We enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was wonderful. It’s a nice place, and so close to the ocean. It was great to be able to walk to the ocean in 5 minutes. You can hear the ocean sitting on the swing. It was so peaceful and wonderful. This was the perfect weekend getaway for the two of us.

If you find yourself wanting to know more, or maybe even want to stay at Tybee Island Bed and Breakfast, please visit their website here tybeeislandinn