Sunday, October 26, 2014

Edisto Beach Trip




We returned home a week ago from our vacation to the South Carolina coast. Edisto Beach is probably our favorite place on earth. About an hour and a half south of Charleston, Edisto is a small, quiet, family beach. There are no hotels or motels, no stop lights and just one grocery store.

For my husband and I, the beach is the most relaxing, peaceful place on earth. Our dogs love it too. This year's trip to Edisto was our first since losing our beloved Phoebe. I thought of her and Winnie (her "sister" who passed away prior to Phoebe) many times during our week at Edisto. But having Henry and Ella there for the first time was delightful and provided an opportunity to create new memories.

Nature abounds at Edisto and we always meet the nicest people while walking on the beach or dining at the local restaurants. Among the highlights this year were:
  • A bald eagle sighting.
  • Watching an osprey dive multiple times into the sound and eventually coming away with a fish.
  • A small and charming arts and crafts street fair at which we purchased a few photographs taken by a local photographer/retired schoolteacher, with whom we had a wonderful conversation about Edisto wildlife.
  • Canoeing in the sound and having close encounters with wild dolphins.
  • A day trip to Beaufort, SC, where I took several photos of the town's charming waterfront, marina and historic homes. I'll be doing a post on Beaufort next. 
 

Ella and I enjoyed some cuddle time in the hammock on the screened porch while Henry kept an eye on the beach from his perch on daddy's lap.


The photo below was taken by a woman on the beach as Paul, the dogs and I were enjoying a canoe ride at sunset on our last night at Edisto (I'm on the left, Paul's on the right and the two little dots in the middle are the pups). When we pulled ashore, the woman called over to us to say she had taken our photo on her phone and would email it to me. How nice! We're very happy to have this photo, which captures a perfect end to a wonderful beach trip.

You can see previous posts about our beach vacations here, here, here and here.


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