Sea Pines Preserve-Hilton Head Island
It’s worth the effort of hiking through a South Carolina swamp in the hot summer with five kids. It’s so easy to enjoy a break from the noise of the cities to the soothing sounds of undisturbed nature. Even our darling three-year-old got excited with every animal sighting, while we kept a tight hold on him in the stroller.
The vegetation is so thick at this time of year it’s hard to spot a snake, they camouflage well. We got a glimpse of two and they hurried away before we could get a photo.
This laid-back alligator wasn’t at all disturbed by our presence but even as still as he stayed you can bet he knew our every move.
The trail is easy to follow with signs and a boardwalk to walk on in the wet areas.
This was one of my favorites sightings. I wondered if the dragonfly was in jeopardy because the orange color stood out.
When we reached the end of the trail Lake Joe rewarded us with a posing heron and a smiling turtle.
I was also thankful that we packed a few cold drinks and snacks because the girls appeared to be feeling the heat.
Yep…..today was another day of just too much fun for the Six of us 🙂
Happy swamping and don’t forget to wear insect repellent 🙂