Saturday, September 3, 2011

ISLAND LIFE

I'm continuing to relive my recent trip to Charleston, SC and its surrounding barrier islands....hope you will enjoy it too.

There are several barrier islands that surround the coast in this area.....some, like this sit between the ocean and a large river. The homes are often grand and beautiful. This view is from the river looking toward the homes....with a marsh in between. Of course the homes are built on stilts as the tide affects the water level here.


View from the land side looking toward the river. Everyone has these very long piers.

When the tide is out.....it's so interesting to watch all the tiny crabs burrow into exposed sand.

Hurricane Irene didn't cause many problems in here though we could see a lot of marsh grass piled up in certain areas. Isn't the texture and pattern great?

Adorable bungalow beach homes make you want to come and stay for an extended visit.

....and the larger homes make you wish you could win the lottery!

....though this beautiful view was free!!

1 comment:

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Fascinating, Mary. Thank you for the tour, I enjoyed it very much!