It’s true, we’ve now passed the one-year mark since we began our journey. It has been a rich and full experience and yet time has passed very quickly.
Before I forget, I’ll answer a question that was asked just before we left: What if we don’t like it? Well, we love it. Even though the first time I woke up in Island Girl knowing that I’d be living here for a while, my first thought was – What have I done? – I quickly came to love it and have never looked back.
The next stop on our journey was Atlanta, a place where Hector and I lived when we were in our thirties. Although we’ve visited a few times since then, the last time was over ten years ago. Atlanta is the place where we bought our very first little old house and here is where we learned most of our home renovation skills. This is also where we had a series of New Year’s Eve parties and once almost literally brought down the wood floor of said old house while dancing. Good times and good friends.
The Great Okefenokee Swamp is one of North America’s most unspoiled and precious natural areas. It is the largest, intact, un-fragmented, freshwater and black water wilderness swamp in North America.
The slow-moving waters of the Okefenokee are tea-colored due to the tannic acid released from decaying vegetation. The principal outlet of the swamp, the Suwannee River, originates in the heart of the Okefenokee and drains southwest into the Gulf of Mexico. The swamp’s southeastern drainage to the Atlantic Ocean is the St. Mary’s River, which forms the squiggly part of the boundary between Georgia and Florida.
Yes, it’s true. While we were in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, our main computer, an iMac that contains most of our really important files and which Hector uses to process his photography, crashed. It had been acting a bit flaky and we mistakenly assumed it needed some simple file cleanup maintenance. Not!