Amelia Island is the northernmost barrier island in Florida, and therefore quite close to us in Savannah – just 2 hours drive away. I’ve made many trips there over the years, and last weekend had the happy experience of taking a watercolor painting class at the Art Center in Fernandina Beach. I had a great time, and stayed on to enjoy the island on Sunday. Amelia Island claims to have lived under 8 flags in its history, beginning wd ith the French in 1562. The Spanish, British, and eventually the newly formed United States traded ownership back and forth. It has over 12 miles of beautiful beaches, and I set out on Sunday to visit some of them. The only drawback was the weather – only 60 F. with a very, very strong wind, which made it feel even colder. No sitting on the beach or venturing into the ocean today!