It was a very cold day, never got above 35, and it was pretty breezy all day. I had walked 7 miles when I arrived at my first bridge… which was closed! I panicked at first and thought I would need to get a ride all the way around to the other bridge, and as I was talking to a local reporter on the phone, a man in a muddy jeep pulled up to see if I was alright, and if I needed a ride. We chatted for a few minutes about my walk, and what I was raising money for, and he ended up giving a $100 donation and a few carrots from his carrot farm! Haha, he thought I could still make it over the bridge even though it was closed. It was a draw bridge, but it was down, so I walked over it with no problem. The guy sitting in the booth waiting for boats to come and go, watched me walking, and didn’t say anything, so I kept on walkin’.
I crossed a hand full on bridges and enjoyed all the birds in the marshes and saw a glimpse of a few snapping turtles. I came up to a rails-to-trails that was also closed, but I walked down it anyway too, it just had a few areas that were washed out, nothing too bad. That lasted about 3 miles, and I was far enough away from the road so it was pretty quiet so I could just enjoy walking a little bit more before I hit Tybee. I was pretty excited when I got there; it had a really nice sign for me to take pictures of… I walked a few more miles until I hit The Sugar Shack. Right before I got there, a guy and girl with a pit bull pulled over and wanted to say hi, and told me they had read my vest and Googled me. They both work at a restaurant called Stingray’s there on Tybee, and said I should check it out since I was still looking for a place to have dinner on Saturday.
Alison picked me right at 3:30 and we got back around 4, right about the same time Richard drove into town. Yay! I showered and he and I drove down to Tybee to check out the restaurant, which turned out to be really good, and I spoke with the manager, and made a reservation for Saturday! We got home around 8, and talked with Alison and Bret for awhile before heading to bed, big day tomorrow, with my last hospital visit!