Eagle is a tiny, 10 acre island. We walked through the gate, passed a few kayaks and climbed the stairs to the lodge. I’ve included a video to give you a true feel for what to expect when you visit the lodge. It boasts a 1500 square foot wrap around deck with hot tub and views everywhere you turn. You truly feel at home. Nothing’s been forgotten. Every pot, every pan, every utensil, coffee, spices, you name it, it’s there waiting and ready. At the center of the lodge’s main room is a brick fireplace adorned with a driftwood Medusa. Two bedrooms are on either side of the downstairs bath and you can climb a spiral staircase to the upstairs loft. Down below is the incredible outdoor, two head shower, the cooking area complete with grill and re-purposed oyster steamer and another sleeping/recreation area. We spent the afternoon relaxing and exploring before enjoying a low country boil for dinner.
The following morning I prepared huevos rancheros for my compadres and Andy arrived to take us out for a day on the water, a visit to Sapelo Island and a last minute surprise. I don’t remember a more beautiful December morning than this one. The sun was bright and danced off the water. Pelicans dove for fish and dolphins were playing alongside us. We docked at Sapelo and climbed into Andy’s pickup truck to explore this incredible island. We stopped at the RJ Reynolds Mansion and Andy took us through every nook and cranny, painting the picture us of what life was during during the prohibition area.
On our last morning, Andy wanted to show us his pride and joy. May Hall Island. May Hall is connected to Little May Hall and Grassie Field Islands by two sweeping boardwalks he built. The lodge on May Hall is a work in progress that should be complete by year’s end. It’s an ambitious project with an outdoor theatre and acres and acres to explore.
I hope I’ve told the story better. I hope you can visit someday and come home with your own set of stories.