A walk on the wildlife side

A relaxing 7.8 mile trail on Pinckney Island S Carolina

Pinckney Island, South Carolina

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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.

 

Low Tide

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.

 

The Rookery

 

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.

 

 

Storms

Hurricane Matthew 2016 and Tropical Storm Irma 2017, left behind mementos of their visit to Coastal South Carolina.

Salt Pan Creatures

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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.

 

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Lunch on Meeting St. Charleston South Carolina

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.

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Kings St and Meeting St have block after block of shopping and restaurants

The city is so beautiful and you will want to bring your walking shoes and venture out of the business district and walk about the residential areas.

Here are a few more photos as I walked toward the parking garage, my next visit I promise I’ll get the homes on the waterfront…

For I 95 Travelers exit I26 east in South Carolina and you will be welcomed with true southern hospitality 🙂

 

Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday

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I better get some pep in my step and get this week started.

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Did I hear you right? Did you say it’s already Tuesday?

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Let me think about that a minute. Oh yes, Monday was a Holiday 🇺🇸

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Yippee a four-day work week, let’s get this show on the road.

Wildlife lovers, visit Coastal South Carolina and Georgia to observe an abundance of wildlife.

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