Tide tables — EffinghamMoves

Checking the tide is always helpful when planning a day out on the boat. It’s also helpful for swimmers because the oyster beds can make you say “ouch”…. For US tide tables: http://www.saltwatertides.com

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Retirement is now within reach and I have decided that I am not moving anywhere. I have lived in all four corners of the USA and the Southeast Coast was the last move and where I plan to stay for the rest of my days.

Just like the song…Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high 🎶

I love the hot humid summers and the mild winters. The mosquito and the sand gnats too!!!  Grits, shrimp, and sweet tea…

The photo is an area in Beaufort County South Carolina called “Lands End”.

 

1830’s coastal South Carolina community tops the list for relocation choices

 

Something old something new, the town of Bluffton located in Beaufort County on the bluff of the May River.  An short twelve miles west of Hilton Head and twenty miles northeast of Savannah Georgia, the “Old Town” area has become a popular tourist attraction.  Offering visitors a casual feel of a true coastal community with the preservation of many of it’s local landmarks.  The  spanish moss draped over the limbs of the old oak trees clearly says “you are in the south”.

 

The May River offers an abundance of fish, shrimp, blue crab, fiddlers crab and oysters  all embraced by the beauty of the salt marsh.

 

To get up up close,  kayaking and fishing excursions are offered by: http://mayriverexcursions.com

After admiring all the beauty and historic homes take time to visit some of the unique boutiques and get a bite to eat.  The choice of local restaurants  finds something for everyone.  Of course, seafood is high up the list with fresh catch readily available.

 

Winters are mild, summers are hot and humid. “Old Town”  is a place for the gathering of family and friends.  Thursday afternoon Calhoun street closes to host a farmers market.  Festivals are scheduled throughout the year.  Bluffton now leads the state as being the fasted growing town, attractive to retires for the mild climate and all others who desire  easy living.  New home communities are popping up, as well as retail, restaurants, and services to meet the growing demand.

 

So if you stay for a day or for a lifetime, you’ll grab a piece of the past of this cozy small town on the river side.

 

Happy travels 🙂  From I95 take South Carolina exit 8 (hwy 278) east, go 17 miles and you will be there….