A relaxing 7.8 mile trail on Pinckney Island S Carolina
Pinckney Island, South Carolina
Feel free to tag along on one of my favorite walking trails through the salt marsh of coastal South Carolina. The island is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has a 7.8 mile trail available for a leisure walk or bike ride.
Wildflowers are included among the Salt Marsh plants. Sea-Ox-Eye, vines and Cattails that produce 10,000 seeds a year surround the ponds.
Visiting at low tide allows a great opportunity to view many of the marsh plants and shell fish. Fiddler crabs, oysters and mussels can easily be spotted.
Wading birds that nest or roost include the White Ibis, Little Blue Heron, and Wood storks. Wading birds occupy as many as 10 nests per tree in the rookery.
Hurricane Matthew 2016 and Tropical Storm Irma 2017, left behind mementos of their visit to Coastal South Carolina.
Salt Pan Creatures
American alligator, preys on young birds that fall from nests in the nearby rookery.
The coastal marshes and waters provide 70 percent of the seafood we eat. Oysters, fish, shrimp, crabs and more.
I use caution when approaching the marsh areas and ponds. During low tide you have a better view of your surroundings, and with a keen eye you may spot racoons, bobcats, snakes and turtles.
A peak at Charleston South Carolina. Historic city locate din Coastal South Carolina.
Charleston South Carolina is a historic city known for its variety of fine dining. A top choice for tourists and the locals is Hymans Seafood on Meeting Street. Located within walking distance to the Old City Market, they offer a good selection of seafood along with a full menu of traditional southern dishes. I had the fried chicken and waffles, and in case you’re wondering, the answer is “yes” , you do drizzzle the maple syrup over the chicken.
The rain was on and off but I did manage to get some photos along my leisurley walk of at least 100 steps after every meal.
The Old City market offers a variety of local artists and vendors.