Monday, January 14th – Friday, January 18th, 2019
David has worked for clients including National Geographic, the BBC, and PBS in over sixty countries. Returning to Cumberland, he will share his years of experience shooting stories of all mediums. Assisted by his wife, MiMi McGee, the duo will help you discover the island’s magical landscapes and wildlife. From January 14th through 18th (5 days / 4 nights), you will join David and MiMi for a photo safari and retreat at the historic Greyfield Inn – learning, exploring, and sharing the secret locations around Cumberland Island.
From unspoiled beaches to walks through live oak groves and starry nights at the spectacular ruins of Dungeness, both beginner and experienced photographers have the opportunity to learn new techniques with David while exploring the island – a place steeped in rich history, yet still very wild. In between explorations, safari attendees will relax and recharge while staying in the comfort and luxury of Greyfield Inn.
After a morning ferry ride from Fernandina, FL, guests will arrive on Cumberland Island to a picnic lunch and room assignment. Safari excursions around Cumberland Island will be tailored to attendees’ preferences. From hiking in old growth forests to biking along the 18 + miles of beachfront and driving around historic structures, the trip is full of exploration options depending on interests. After a day of adventure, guests will enjoy a relaxing evening on the Greyfield Inn porch, followed by dinner, all while having the opportunity to spend time with your hosts and hear feedback on your photography portfolio from the trip.
Attendees are invited to bring a traveling companion to accompany them for the duration of the Photo Safari. While companions cannot participate in safari adventures, they are welcome to enjoy everything Greyfield Inn has to offer and join the group for meals and cocktail hour each day.
Exploration options include:
Dawn and dusk on the Atlantic Ocean, including miles of undeveloped beach
A variety of wildlife around Cumberland Island, including birds and wild horses
Majestic groves of lives oak trees
Ancient homes and ruins owned by the Carnegie lineage, including Plum Orchard and Dungeness
A falconry lesson with Adam Hein of On the Fly Outfitters
Suggested times of arrival/departure:
Private ferry from Fernandina FL, with easy access to Jacksonville airport
Arrive: Monday, January 14th (9:30am or 12:15pm ferry)
Depart: Friday, January 18th (8am, 10:45am, or 3:30pm ferry)
An all-inclusive 4-night stay is $3032.60 + taxes, with an additional workshop fee of $1100 + taxes (per participant) for photographer David Wright.
Call Greyfield Inn’s Reservation Office at 904-261-6408