Friday, June 26, 2009

Outing in Cobra

Richard and I went for a little ride in the Cobra today, while driving we got beside this truck, I thought it was wild how tall the truck was to our car, and had to take this picture.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lighthouse, Beach, Food, Forts

It's a long way up from here.

Here's a view from the top, it was a cloudy morning and threatening to rain. But still so hot.

Today we got up early to get to the lighthouse before the heat turns up. It's not a very tall lighthouse, luckily since there was no breeze at all from the top.

The Hunting Island Beach. It's still early, so not many beach goers.

This is Gullah Grub, we stopped here twice while in the area. Our first visit we arrived about 30 minutes before closing time, but stayed for about an hour and a half. We talked with the owner (also the cook) and his son. They are Gullah with roots that go back as far as the island itself. They are also fox hunters, and hunt on horseback. It was a great time learning so much from these men. The food was amazing, slow cooked local, seasonal food. We had to stop by again.

We found this chapel with the wonderful aged rock walls, it made for some nice pictures
This is a small store we stopped at with lots of unusual gifts and local items.

On the front porch where these neat rockers, I love the bright color of the green one.

We drove down this long road and came across this huge fort, I just didn't understand why it wasn't in any tour guide book. I think it should be preserved as a fort and they should have a visitors center and charge admission to visit it. It could be wonderful, but unfortunately it is covered with graffiti and looks like a local party pad.

This is a store in Frogmore called This and That. I was hopping for more, it was mostly just fad items that where overpriced.

This little gem is the Red Piano Art Gallery, they have wonderful art pieces, I would have liked to purchase something, but with our house not complete yet, I don't know our colors or what we really need.
We watched a man catch a stingray from the dock, he is trying to get it off his hook, not sure if it lived after he got it off the hook and threw it back in.

This little place is Sgt White's Diner. We had lunch there one day. Richard had fried chicken and I had fried pork chops. The lemonade and sweat tea where the best i've ever had. All the food was wonderful. Another great little find on our trip.

This is the cemetary that has graves that go back to the civil war.

Here is a local cemetary, I love the look of the old rock and the brick. We tried to find a local ghost tour, but there was not one currently in operation. The ghost tours are always our favorites, I was hoping, we called a few numbers found on the internet, but none of them were current.

Boats at sunset from the Beaufort dock. We sat in the swing and watched the sun go down.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Boat Tour, Edisto Island

Today we took a boat tour and saw some of the same homes we saw on the carriage ride, but this time from the water. We also stopped to watched many dolphin and even got a few shots, they were fun to watch.

These are beautiful houses with great water views.

This is the bridge that leads from Beaufort to Lady Lake, It turns for boats, we never got to see it though.

These were boats at dock on lady lake, we could see them on the boat ride we took, i love to see all the poles in the air.

This is the pontoon we rode on, It was not too crowded today, and with a breeze it was a nice ride even thought the temp was over 100

Love the picture of these shrimp boats in the sunset.

We drove around just to sightsee, these creeks that run through the marsh are such a nice picture.

We stopped at this post office as we were aproaching edisto island. it's a quaint tiny one.

We saw turtle nesting sites, looks like some eggs have already been laid.

They have areas posted to keep people out for the turtles.

It was a very hot day at the beach, not too many people where there when we stopped, this is the only time we where able to get to Edisto.
These boats where docked at the Beaufort dock, and this pic is from the road as it curves around the water.