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Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

June 26, 2012

Tybee Island / Rand McNally

Welcome Committee

This morning on Tybee Island a die-hard group of supportive Tybee Island citizens gathered on a pirate float to greet the Travel Channel‘s Best Of The Road personalities Nikki & Dusty. they are here on Tybee to promote Tybee and 4 other locations around the country for Rand McNally’s most beautiful small-town in America award. Here are the bathing beauties in their bikini tee shirts. That’s me on the float in the middle.

The rain generated from tropical storm Debbie didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm.  Whether we win or not it’s an honor to be nominated for this award.  I’m sure that many people whom had never heard about Tybee will now know about us.

Several of us combed the perimeter of Highway 80 for trash in preparation for their arrival. Many thanks to all of you who joined us for the clean-up.  The more of you who can pitch in to keep Tybee the most beautiful town in America the better.  They will be here for the next two days to complete their review.

Thank You!  Riptide

Sea Turtle Sightings

Tybee Island sea turtle nesting seasonWe have lots to report in Sea Turtle sightings this week, especially since our much-loved sea turtle came home!

Yep, the Tybee Island Welcome sign is truly a welcome sight thanks to our Department of Public Works and a very special home-coming.  Our sea turtle is back “nesting” and poised to receive the thousands of visitors that love to pose for photos with her!

Also, Turtle Tammy has been enjoying an active season and we appreciate her regular updates and all of the volunteers who patrol our beaches for turtle tracks and nests.  To date, Georgia has 1,165 sea turtle nests and there are still two more months of nesting.  Tammy predicts we’ll see the 2,000 nests mark reached this year.  Tybee Island currently has 8 nests and there have been 15 false crawls.

The weather and the motion of the ocean has made for a more messy beach this year, but our hard-working Department of Public Works has …