The University of Georgia Aquarium is just a few miles from the state park on Skidaway Island. We had tried to visit a few years ago, but, we arrive 5 minutes after closing. Stayed on the bucket list, till this trip.
After paying the nominal fee, we decided on the short walk to the pier first, as the wind was kicking up and it was getting cooler. Just outside the building, huge oaks, and spanish moss.
Zoom, look how the moss is just barely hanging on. I am not sure I have ever looked this closely before.
Of course we walked to the end of the pier, the view looking back.
We spied this fella fishing for dinner:
After our walk we went into the aquarium, horseshoe crabs:
Someone has a neat looking home:
A spiny lobster, can get up to 3 foot in length:
And, one of my all time favs, the sea horse. I have taken a lot of photos of sea horses over the years, they are extremely hard to capture, and have the photo be in focus. This try is not too bad:
The facility is not huge, what a plus. Sometimes the places we have visited are so large they really are almost overwhelming. The young lady staffing the building was polite and interesting. All in all, a nice afternoon.