Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How about a Beach party for Outdoor Wednesday ~ Tybee Island, GA



It's Outdoor Wednesday hosted by the lovely Miss Susan at A Southern Daydreamer
and there's a Beach party going on over at Miss Gina's The Shabby Chic Cottage which I was thrilled to find since I was showing off our beautiful Tybee Island today

History of Tybee Island, Georgia

History of Tybee IslandThe name "Tybee," like the history of the Island itself, has many interpretations. Most historians believe "Tybee" is derived from the Native American Euchee word for "salt" – one of many local, natural resources that played important roles in the Island's history.

Spanish explorers were searching for riches in the New World, and in 1520, Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon laid claim to Tybee as part of Spain's "La Florida" –- an area that extended from the Bahamas to Nova Scotia.

In 1605, the French were drawn to Tybee in search of Sassafras roots, considered to be a miracle cure at that time. The Spanish would fight the French in a naval battle just off shore to Tybee to regain control over the area.

For many decades pirates visited the Island in search of a safe haven and hiding place for treasure. Tybee and other remote islands were also a source of fresh water and game.

for the rest of the story click here The history of Tybee





Come and join us for all the fun ..... at Miss Gina's beach party and be sure to go over to Miss Susan's for Outdoor Wednesday there is so much to see and do woo hoo got to get going . Have fun ~ hugs ya'll, Cherry

21 comments:

  1. Cherry, I see you & were late on getting posted for OW. Silly me posted last night thinking I was doing it for today but, it was last weeks post. Wondered why there were no visits when I got up this morning. That's what I get for rushing & not reading.

    This is very interesting about Tybee Island. We have not been there. When we visit our niece in N. Carolina we have been across GA but, never went to the beach area. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. Love the one photo of the sun over the water & everything all sparkley.

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  2. That's gorgeous! I love the coast of Georgia, it's so calming and pretty.

    Thanks for joining me!

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  3. Oh how my husband and I love Tybee and Savannah. I keep trying to convince him that we need to move there. One of the best parts was eating fresh crab right on the water.

    Thanks for sharing and taking me back!

    Smiles~Michelle

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  4. I'd love to visit Tybee..., and see all of the neat cottages there in person that I've been seeing around blogland.

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  5. I love history and that is interesting about Tybee Island. Never been there but would like to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. this is so interesting and so beautiful...

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  7. Hello Cherry - love your beachy photos! And thank you for sharing the cool info about Tybee Island.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  8. Cherry, What a great idea... this beach party.. I wish I lived near a beach, but we live on a river, so I won't complain.
    Tybee is in Georgia? We lived there for a year, never heard of it. Thanks for the info.
    Happy OW
    Love Claudie
    xoxo

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  9. Hi Cherry,
    I would love to visit Georgia sometime. Thanks for the history on Tybee Island. Please stop by and visit my Island.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Gorgeous photos. South is such a great place! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Beautiful beach photos... lovely and very nostalgic!
    ~bangchik

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  12. That is one place I have always wanted to go! I need to do just that

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  13. Beutiful slideshow! I should post a link to yours for the history of Tybee :o)

    This is the beach that is closest to where we are, so our 3 chica-dees go there all the time :o)

    How fun to find a blogger so close to home :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

    Hope you get a chance to stop by...

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  14. Your slide show is wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to assemble it for us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  15. Lovely photos in your slideshow.Interesting history also.

    Carolyn

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  16. Love the slideshow and you captured Tybee perfectly.
    Joyce

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  17. Great photos. I would love to visit there someday. But I am on the west coast, so it may be awhile.

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  18. Well I missed it but hope ya'll had fun. I've been to Tybee and you make me want to go back.

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  19. I love the beach. The slide show is wonderful.

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hugs, Cherry

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