2009 South Carolina Vacation
"Leave only footprints, take only memories"
(...and maybe some pictures)
 
April 24 to May 2, 2009

I took vacation in the Charleston area of South Carolina.  I rented a house in a gated community called Seabrook Island.  The house is on a pond that has fish, turtles and at least one American Alligator.

I contacted the kayaking group 'Low Country Paddlers' for paddling locations and possible company while kayaking.  I was contacted by the nicest of gentlemen, Michael.  We exchanged several e-mails before I left NY.

Below are links to my photographs.  Just click on either the picture or the text to view.
                                                                                    April 26, 2009

                                
Goose Creek Reservoir, North Charleston, SC
Michael (from Low Country Paddlers) thought this would be a good
                                                                     
start to kayaking in SC.
                                                         
Saw many Alligators and birds.
                                                                            
Paddled 10.3 miles
                                                                                    April 28, 2009

   
Shem Creek, Charleston Harbor, The Cove, Mount Pleasant, SC
                                              
Michael, Billy (Michael's brother) and I
Saw Crab Bank (a seabird rookery), Forts Sumter & Moultrie, Coast
  
Guard helicopters trying to get plane crash out of a marsh & many
                                                                                                  
birds.
                                                                      
Paddled about 8 miles.
                                                                                    April 30, 2009

           
Another great day on the water with my new friend, Michael.
    
Launch in the Wando River and paddled into the Hobcaw Creek.
                                                                
Saw many birds and boats