Travel day: Geogia to North Carolina

map, Savannah, GA, to Wilmington, NC in United States

Yesterday we got up in Savannah, Georgia, and went to bed in Wilmington, North Carolina. We drove up the scenic highways near the coast.

At one point we made a detour into a wildlife area in a swamp. We saw great white heron or great egret, great blue heron, and possibly a glossy ibis. Where there weren’t too many black vultures, we saw crows. The crows seem to avoid the larger scavengers.

We’re staying with friends on the outskirts of Wilmington. One of my best friends from twenty years ago, a restless soul, has alighted here for the moment. To my dismay, she’s avoiding surgery by treating melanoma with naturopathic and homeopathic remedies.


5 Responses to “Travel day: Geogia to North Carolina”

  1. John Johnston Says:

    Savannah is one of my most greatest places to visit within the US. Hopefully you were able to make a stop at Wormsloe Plantation. I was so impressed with Savannah, that I’ll be publishing a book on it soon entitled “Walking Savannah and Beyond”.

    John Johnston

  2. monado Says:

    I don’t know. Touring a plantation would probably feel like picnicking in the Holocaust Museum.

  3. John Johnston Says:

    What would you know about the history of Wormsloe that I don’t.

  4. Another travel day: Georgia to North Carolina « Science Notes Says:

    […] Another travel day: Georgia to North Carolina 2008 January 30, Wednesday, 09:05 — monado Yesterday, we got up in Savannah, Georgia, and went to bed in Wilmington, North Carolina. You’ll find a description and a larger map on my personal blog. […]

  5. monado Says:

    How about this?

    Unlike most twentieth-century cases of
    premeditated mass killing, the African slave trade
    was not undertaken by a single political force or
    military entity during the course of a few months or
    years. The transatlantic slave trade lasted for 400
    years, from the 1450s to the 1860s, as a series of
    exchanges of captives reaching from the interior of
    sub-Saharan Africa to final purchasers in the
    Americas. It has been estimated that in the Atlantic
    slave trade, up to 12 million Africans were loaded
    and transported across the ocean under dreadful
    conditions. About 2 million victims died on the
    Atlantic voyage (the dreaded “Middle Passage”)
    and in the first year in the Americas.

    Source : Seymour Drescher The Encyclopedia of Genocide
    “Slavery as Genocide” (ABC-CLIO, Inc., 1999) pp.517-518

    How about being abducted, bought and sold, rape, murder, torture, deprivation, degradation?

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