I’m just going to skip over much of the last two weeks because a serious head cold had me down for a lot of that time. They say a cold lasts a week despite meds and rest, and I found that to be pretty accurate. All over but the sniffles and tiredness now.
Instead, I’m going to post a bunch of beautiful coastal images I took before I left the beach scene for the slow, steady trek up north via two more months in the South.
This was an overcast day at Edisto, which is yet another beautiful South Carolina town and beach. Not much there as far as stores or “things to do” but it’s a peaceful place to just hang out and enjoy the beach. Which is pretty much exactly what I did, when I wasn’t sucking cough drops or sleeping off cold meds.
We went sightseeing over to Botany Pay Plantation Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area and the beach there had some cool dead trees. As regular readers know, dead trees + beach = perfect conditions for me to spend an inordinate amount of time photographing everything in sight.
Even the clouds were in my favor at Botany Bay!
But, all good things must end, or to put it more positively, the best is yet to come, and so I left Edisto and headed inland and a bit north. Now I’m in the forest again, enjoying the insanely pretty green leaves that surround me.
I’ve almost beat this cold, although the cough is still hanging around just enough to be annoying. It’s not stopping me, I’m meeting up with friends over the next week and looking forward to that, even as I will be saying a fond farewell to South Carolina.
And lest you think that South Carolina has only golden rice, plantations, Confederate statues, and beaches, I spotted a sign earlier this month as I went through the very tiny wide spot in the road that is Spring Gully. The sign? Birthplace of Chubby Checker. So there you go. They got culture here in South Carolina.
Go on, do the twist. You know you want to.
I was born in South Carolina. On my dad’s farm, I didn’t have much. I’m just a poor kid who worked in a produce market.