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Wanderlusting: Jekyll Island Sunsets


“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.” ~ John Lubbock


You would think with the amount of exploring we did, we would be exhausted, but nope we weren’t. The day wasn’t even half over for us.

We got back to Jekyll Island and prepared for our next adventure: Chasing a sunset.

I have to take a big side note. I have worked in hospitality for years. Friendliness and customer service is EVERYTHING. While I have met a lot of friendly people, it was NOTHING compared to what I experienced at the Westin. Everyone was above and beyond friendly. Sometimes you wonder if the person is just putting on a front, but not these people. They were literally, genuinely, the most friendly people I have ever met. Southern hospitality IS real. and I not only experienced it, but it was contagious. It put me in such a good mood, that when I came back to New York, I literally felt like I was in culture shock with all the grumpiness. (and it is suppose to be the most magical time of the year!)

The clerk at the front desk, was not only helpful, but wanted to share all the hidden local spots. He told Rhiannon and I where the best place to catch the Sunset was, and boy was he right!

St. Andrews Picnic Area

Located on the intercostal side of the island is St. Andrews Picnic Area. A small beachy park where locals tend to gather to fish and picnic. Dolphins also frequent the area though we were unlucky to catch a glimpse of any that night. But it didn’t matter because it was spectacular!

It was the perfect place to watch the sun set and by the time we arrived, it was already the golden hour, the time about an hour before or after the sun sets and/or rises.

We were lucky to catch it before, during AND after.

There were few people around and you could see remnants of damage from Hurricane Irma. Many of the trees were dead and there was some driftwood that made for some hauntingly gorgeous pictures.

The Sunset 

I can honestly say this was probably my favorite sunset that I have witnessed. The sky glowed hues of pink, yellow, and orange going between the subtle and vibrant in a blink of an eye.

It was crazy to me, because while the sun on Tybee had looked pink, the sun here was a solid ball of Tweety Bird Yellow.

It was still exquisitely gorgeous and I could just picture angels up in the heavens giggling as they finger painted the sky these stunning shades.

Words nor pictures truly did it justice, though I tried to capture it with my phone. I literally could have stared at it all day and night. It was the perfect ending to an amazingly perfect day!

Do you chase sunsets? Which do you prefer; sunrises or sunsets? 


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