Today was set aside for touring Savannah’s historic district. Since most ICW travelers stay in the village of Thunderbolt, transportation into downtown Savannah takes some planning. You can take the public transit system, but that involves a fairly long walk along a busy service road and then a long bus ride. It’s cheap, but it’s an excursion. Or you can take a cab or Uber ride, which takes 30 minutes and costs about $25 one-way.
For the Rally, we chartered one of the trolleys with Old Savannah Trolley Tours, cheaper per person than a one-way cab ride. The 35-person trolley came out to our marina, picked everyone up, gave them a 90-minute tour of the historic district, then four hours free for lunch, shopping, and sightseeing on your own, and then took everyone back to the marina at the end of the afternoon. And best of all? The trolley allowed the fleet’s dogs to come along for the day!
Here are some snapshots taken by Donna Schlachman of s/v Kinship of our “dog trolley.” King Tut with Gary Anderson of s/v Winsome, Sadie with Mary and Tom Jeffery of s/v Flossie B, and Hurley with Jayne Johns of s/v Ecola2.