Lunch on Jekyll Island and the Last Day of the Art Festival

March 13, 2022

We decided to take my father-in-law out to lunch at The Wharf on Jekyll Island. The restaurant is on a wharf or a pier on the river side of the island. That would be the west side of the island in the historic district.

Before we left, we walked Nox around the block. When we got back, I gave Nox a treat and we put her in the Florida room. She immediately got in her bed.

The views from the wharf leading to the restaurant were stunning. The tide was out and that does impact the river.

There were herons, egrets, terns, and gulls. The herons and egrets were in the oyster bed next to the shore, while the terns and gulls glided past.

At the restaurant, Bruce ordered fish and chips, with a starter of fried green tomatoes for all of us. My father-in-law and I ordered crab cakes. The fried green tomatoes were delicious. I would rank the crab cakes as 3 and 1/2 stars out of 5 stars. The presentation was beautiful, but I make better crab cakes.

Bruce assured me the fish and chips were excellent and he is rather picky about fish and chips.

We then walked over to the Goodyear cottage to see the art at the Art Festival.

The Art Festival is free at the Goodyear Cottage. There were woodworking demonstrations, pottery demonstrations, and live music. The woodworking was being done outside. In the basement, the Pottery guild was allowing children to try to throw bowls on the pottery wheels.

The music was being played in a tent on the yard.

On the first floor of the Goodyear Cottage, the judged art and sculptures were displayed. There were also fabric arts, such as quilts, weaving, died silk scarves, and silk jackets.

The second floor had an artist demonstrating painting with water colors and another room was dedicated to the weavers’ guide. While it wasn’t allowed to take pictures of the art, I got some pictures of the looms. There were at least two weavers demonstrating their craft.

Nox was happy to see us when we got back. She wanted a walk. As we headed out on the walk, we heard a cardinal singing. He was easy to spot.

Cardinal in Live Oak

Once back from our walk, I moved the Nox bed into the living room so she could be close to us. Nox settled into her bed and I felt like blogging about our early afternoon.

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