Monday, June 12, 2017

A June Trip to the Beach

Hello, friends. We are just back from a trip to the beach, our favorite destination. I feel so refreshed and relaxed! I have a lot to share with you, but have limited time at the moment, so for now I'll show you just a few photos from our trip. 

First, I have to say how much I loved being at the beach in early June. Usually, Paul and I go in October, which is also a wonderful time to go because it's much less crowded, but still warm. In June there are certainly more people, which gives the beach a different vibe. But this year I couldn't wait until October since our beach trip last year was cancelled due to the hurricane, and we didn't go on a vacation the year before. I think we were even more grateful and appreciative than usual to be spending a week at our favorite beach since it had been nearly three years.

We rented a gorgeous home that's much larger than we need (3 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths), but it met several criteria: it's on the water, it's dog-friendly and it was available in June. Stay tuned for photos of the interior!

This house faces north which provided amazing views to the east and west.

We were up early each morning and had only to step out onto the open balcony from the master bedroom to see beautiful sunrises like the one above. From the screened-in porch and open deck on the main level, we enjoyed many sunsets like the one below.

We also did some canoeing, launching from the private dock at the house. The proximity to the marsh was ideal for Paul's fishing adventures. He caught many speckled trout and a 30" red drum (all were released).

Ella and Henry are good canoeing companions. They are very relaxed and just lay down or sit quietly to enjoy the ride. Our previous two dogs, Phoebe and Winnie, also enjoyed riding in the canoe, but they were larger dogs and Phoebe, who was part Lab, always acted like she was going to jump into the water, which made me nervous. But these two dogs dislike the water, so no worries about them jumping overboard!

Check back soon for more details of our 2017 trip to Edisto. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It looks like you guys had a wonderful and relaxing trip! You deserve it. I look forward to seeing more photos. It looks like a beautiful part of the country!

    1. Thank you, Rhoda. We had the most relaxing, wonderful time! The South Carolina coast around Charleston (the "low country") is gorgeous. We wish we could live there.

  2. What lovely photos! Such a nice vacation. It was well-deserved after all that time. Getting to bring the doggies made it all the better, I am sure.

  3. Beautiful views from the house, so glad you enjoyed your vacation, Claudia! We love Edisto too.


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