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Monday, September 12, 2011

Full Time RV Travel–South Carolina - Hunting Island State Park andLighthouse


I had read that I would be able to climb to the top of the Hunting Island Lighthouse. . .and I was looking forward to it.


Only 129 more steps to go.


Thankfully, I could stop on each landing and read. . .and breathe!  Just kidding, it wasn’t that bad. . .


although I can’t imagine having to tote this all the way to the top


Can you imagine the manpower it took to move this thing all those years ago. . .



The view from the top was really great!


This was the foundation of the Lighthouse Keeper’s Home.  It was designed to house three families, who were stuck out in the middle of nowhere. . .so were basically required to grow and hunt their own food.  Supplies were only brought in periodically.  As beautiful as the entire place was, I don’t think I would want to live there year around with only a boat available to reach civilization.  I guess after the third time the home burned, they decided not to rebuild it.


A storm was blowing in the day we were there, the wind was really whipping the sand around, and the surf was up. . . but the South Carolina Beaches were really beautiful. . .and reminded me a lot of the beaches in Hawaii. . .being rugged, remote, and natural. . .loved it!


Loved seeing the sea turtle nest. . .I’ve read so much about them, so it was great to see one up close. . .the only thing that would have been better, would have been to see the little turtles scampering towards the ocean. . .maybe someday!


On our way home. . .looking out over the marsh. . .and seeing the shrimp boats. . .just beautiful!  They look so much prettier here than they do in our part of the country, where we only see them up close at the dock.  I know these hard working guys provided us some good eatin’ while we’ve been here in the Low Country!


Low Country Boil (Frogmore Stew) at the Steamer Oyster and Steakhouse. . .so great!  Reminded me of a Cajun crawfish boil. . .but I like shrimp so much better!


And of course we always want to pay honor to the hard working men and women who keep us safe. . .thank you so much guys for the jobs you do. . .

Hunting Island State Park | Davis & Strother
Hunting Island State Park, located a short drive from Hilton Head Island just outside Beaufort SC, is South Carolina's most popular state park. The Hunting.
Publish Date: 09/06/2011 12:33

Fun Hands-on Learning Activities at Hunting Island State Park ...
Hunting Island hosts the only lighthouse open to the public in South Carolina. Campers can readily see the lighthouse if they take a short walk from the campsites to the beach and peer to the right. Children may think they are ...
Publish Date: 04/16/2010 1:13

Nature spots: Hunting Island and the sea
The Hunting Island Lighthouse, though no longer operational, is open for visitors to climb to the top and take in beautiful views of the islands, salt marsh and ocean. It's located on Hunting Island State Park, currently ...
Publish Date: 04/17/2011 11:31

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