Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, S.C.

We are at Hunting Island State Park, just outside Beaufort, South Carolina.  We love this park, built in the tall pines, with the beach nearby.  We walked about a mile down the beach to the Hunting Island Lighthouse.  We saw hundreds of trees, crusted with barnacles, lots of scallop shells, water birds and walked in the surf.  We also went into Beaufort, a very old southern town, inhabited in the past and still today by those with money.  While in Beaufort, we took a horse drawn carriage ride around the city and learned a lot about the city and it's history.  Hilton Head is nearby and its the only city we have ever been to that you have to pay $5.00 to get admittance.  Lots of shops , restaurants and a fake lighthouse.
Our campsite in the woods at Hunting Island State Park
Some of the many trees down on the beach
Parts of old trees stuck in the sand
A windswept palm
Hunting Island lighthouse, circa 1857
Deb at the Lighthouse's well house
Downtown Beaufort
One of the many large Beaufort homes
Another southern style Beaufort home
Deb at the Beaufort seaport
Deb in Hilton Head


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