We did a quick trip with the sprinter to see if we are as adaptable as we think about using it spur-of-the-moment. Went pretty well. We went to Hunting Island, South Carolina for four days. Five hours from Atlanta.
About 25 years ago we went there with a friend and her husband to-be to the south end of the island which at that time was privately held. Since then there have been several hurricanes, especially Hugo, that rearranged the landscape, destroyed the private homes and released the entire island to the state park.
According to the South Carolina park system Hunting Island is the most visited park in that state. After learning that I was a bit apprehensive about how dense the traffic, vehicles and people, might be but the RV section is laid out very well and, although you can walk a mile to get to the sea with all the turns and twists of the access roads, it’s private feeling, water pressure’s good, electricity up to par. We needed the exercise anyway. If I had made reservations earlier we could have reserved a spot right by the beach. Next time.
Franca was in her element. She truly loves the seaside.
Strangely enough the beach never seemed crowded. There were kids on bicycles and families under umbrellas near the entrances but after a 200 yard walk down the beach in either direction we were by ourselves. Cool.
About that 200 yards down the beach, south… Resulting from the accumulated effects of several hurricanes or just Hugo, I’m not quite sure, there is a leafless forest in the sea. Obviously a low lying spit of land extended into the Atlantic and was overrun by the hurricane force leaving the trees half standing. Oak, pine, palm, jumbled, broken, smooth, altered by the incessant waves, surreal, especially if you walk into it and get sufficiently away from the beach proper.
Met some nice people, as we always do. Photographs…
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