We left Dog Hammock and crossed Sapelo Sound and then turned north up the Bear River. Our timing wasn't so great - we made the turn up the river in full ebb so we got both the river current and the ebb against us. It was very slow going until we got into the shallower part of the river. This part of the Georgia low country is very unpopulated - very few houses, only shrimpers and fishing boats pass us. It really is like it has been for centuries. You can just about see the Native Americans looking out from the oak forest as you pass by. What a place! Fish and shellfish, deer, rabbit, and squirrel, fertile ground for veggies - a real paradise. I can imagine the first Europeans coming here and going crazy. After a lot of twisty turning passages we pulled off the ICW at the Florida Passage and parked around the corner at Buckhead Creek. No houses, no boats, no people - just hawks and cranes and fish. We kicked back in this wonderful place - still water, gentle breeze, and only the sounds of the critters. The next morning we had coffee and enjoyed the place a little longer and then back on the path again through the Florida Passage, across the Ogeechee river and then up the Vernon to the Burnside River to a big bend in the river called Vernon View. We'll stay here tonight and then on to Savannah in the morning.