Amelia Island Shows Her True Colors Yet Again
This weekend, Bryn and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary – and naturally, we thought, what better place to celebrate, than Amelia Island. So, we grabbed the cameras (just in case), hopped in the car, and set off for a romantic dinner for two. Needless to say, it was a good thing the cameras came along, as it seemed nature wanted to put on a rather grand show. Even before we got to Amelia Island proper, we stopped just shy of the causeway that connects Big Talbot Island to Amelia Island, our interest piqued by birds that were relaxing in the broad, shallow pond along the edge of the Nassau Sound. We were surprised to find not only a flock of spoonbills, but also the more elusive white pelicans. Add to that ducks, egrets and other wading birds, and you had a veritable cornucopia of winged fauna. Our birding appetite satisfied, we headed onto the island for dinner…
…But, as providence would have it, the thunderstorms off to the west of Amelia Island transitioned from grey and ominous clouds to a pastel collection of oranges, purples, reds and blues as the fleeting rays of the setting sun lit the storms’ anvils on fire. It made for a truly stunning site, and one we just couldn’t pass up! So, now on Amelia Island, we ventured out toward the marina and found a spot among the marsh grass to capture the last few moments of light. Our impromptu photo shoot complete, we finally settled down for dinner at about 8:30 at the wonderful Cafe Karibo.
As it turns out, there was a theme to our night – namely shrimp. The spoonbills we first encountered have wings tinted pink due to their diet of shrimp. Likewise was the obvious connection between shrimp and shrimp boats, and finally, our delicious dinner of shrimp and grits from Cafe Karibo. Hope I don’t turn any more pink…
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A Night to Remember: A Vibrant Amelia Island Evening