Coastal Carolina gem…Port Royal

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I’d like to tell you all I live here but I can’t say that today…This cozy small community with pastel colored homes is so charming.  Located just south of Beaufort S. Carolina it has been catching the eye of newcomers to the Southeast USA.  I strolled the small neighborhood of residences and also stopped for lunch at the “Cracked Egg”, one of  the few locally owned restaurants.   If you like antiques, art and doo-dads, you’ll find shopping for all that with a village like atmosphere.

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Breakfast or lunch

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There’s more….if you like History..that too!

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Wildlife and nature at your doorstep…Port Royal is between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek

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And with all this and the pleasant year round climate what I like best is the personality of this community …It’s just a happy friendly  place…

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For more information please visit: http://www.portroyal.org

Happy travels….hop off the I95 …Follow signs for Parris Island SC and you’ll get here….the summer is hot and humid, bring the bug spray, your trip may take a little longer but it’s a fun use of time

 

 

 

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Salt Marsh…Coastal Carolina and Georgia

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It’s not  unusual to hear travelers passing through South Carolina and Georgia comment on the outdoor smell.  Some make a quick assumption that it is industry when in fact it is from a very natural resource the salt marsh.   Natural wildlife inhabited areas are open to walk through on trails and you will have a “spa like” feeling after a short period of time from the quiet peaceful environment.   So hop off the I95 when your nose starts to itch in the low country and pamper yourself to a free retreat.

Happy travels 🙂

For more information: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/saltmarsh.html

Step back to the 1890’s at Fort Fremont on Lands End Road-Beaufort S Carolina

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I don’t have a whole lot to say about this Fort except that it was rather spooky to me even in the afternoon.  It is located in Beaufort County  a coastal S Carolina county and this is on St. Helena island that has a wealth of culture,  marshland, wildlife and the after life.

For those who seek out the hauntings  you may want to take the 2 mile drive from Frogmore to Lands end in the evening, there is a mysterious light that has been known to chase vehicles.

I’m a beleiver because I felt the chills on a hot humid afternoon.  Also, I would not rate this Fort as family friendly, so keep the young and old nearby.

For a reference point this is located not far off the I 95 between Charleston S Carolina and Savannah Georgia.

Read all about the spooky stuff: http://ghostsnghouls.com/2013/04/28/lands-end-light-beaufort/

Happy scary travels 🙂 If you want to taste the delicious local shrimp or Gumbo  I would suggest the Foolish Frog http://thefoolishfrog.com or any of the casual dining spots in the area….Low Country cooking…yummy