In this photo, our boat is preparing to leave the dock for Sapelo Island. I met another photographer on the way over to the island, and we shadowed one another pretty much the entire time we were there. Even though I had been to Sapelo before, I enjoyed seeing Yvonne Grovner (dark jacket in this photo) again and talking with her. She lives in Hog Hammock (the home of the last intact Geechee/Gullah community) and is a direct descendant of the island’s original freed slaves, who worked on the sugar, cotton, and rice plantations. She’s a master artist when it comes to making grass baskets and is somewhat of a resident historian. In fact, she is helping to keep the black culture alive on this barrier island. She conducts tours of the island. You just need to check the Sapelo Web site for dates and times. Sapelo Island