The Autumn weather is here and it is absolutely gorgeous. The humidity has fallen off, temperatures are hitting highs under 80 degrees and there is plenty of sunshine to go around. We first came to Amelia Island this time last year and just loved the island. We spent one night here in September, two in October and then bought the inn in December and haven’t looked back.
Our guests are still hitting the beaches. The days are still sunny but nobody is coming back sunburned this time of year. The beaches are practically empty and are great for long walks and shelling. We had a couple leave today who spent all 4 of their days here on the beaches. They started at Main Beach and worked their way south to Little Talbot Island. Reading and relaxing. There’s nothing like sitting on the beach to draw the stress out of your system. As every wave recedes back from the sand it takes a little bit of the crappy part of your life away with it and you end up feeling almost rubbery all over.
The horse-drawn carriage rides have extended their hours now that the cooler weather is upon us. We like to make sure we greet the horses with apples or carrots when they pick up our guests for the one-hour tour of the Historic District. Boomer (biggest, whitest horse you’ll ever see) has gotten to the point where he will stare at our door and stomp his feet if we don’t come out with a treat for him.
The farmer’s Market (see previous posting) is in full swing this time of year. There was a table full of pumpkins and gourds this week reminding us that Hallowe’en is just around the corner. We also have the Fall Decorating Tour of the local Bed and Breakfasts coming up on October 11th. Tour participants can see the fall decorations at the seven member inns on Amelia Island and sample pumpkin-related treats at each inn. Shannon is going to make Chocolate Zucchini Loaf as well as some other treats. We’ve done some decorating and here are some photos of the work in progress.
It gets kind of chilly here in late December so if you want to enjoy some fantastic Fall weather without a bunch of leaf-peepers clogging the roads, come on down. And don’t forget to bring your bathing suit.