Although we had a run of days with no sun at Hunting Island, we enjoyed exploring. We rode our bikes quite a bit, explored the park's trail system, climbed the lighthouse, walked the beach, played Molkky, went to the Visitor's Center and pier, and enjoyed a few campfires with Leon and Linda, a couple that was work-camping at the park and Russ (the campground chaplain) and his dog Yoder,.
|Dan enjoying the tree graveyard|
|Any day at the beach is a good day!|
|What a difference a day makes!|
|Hunting Island lighthouse|
|Proof that I made it to the top!!|
|Looking down from the top of the spiral staircase|
|Dan says this "gargoyle" made out of a stump of an old tree. Look closely - he is facing to the right.|
|Hmmmm...what could this be?|
|Drift wood with etching in the sand|
|Our site at Hunting Island State Park|
We enjoyed the trails by bike and by foot....
|Boardwalk and Observation Tower|
|Low tide on the trail|
We learned that they could eat 600-700 pounds of vegetation in one day! Amazing.
The Learning Center had a great area set aside to watch the birds. They had several bird feeders and bird baths. Gin, Syl, and I sat on benches one afternoon for quite awhile just watching the birds. I was on a mission to see a painted bunting. And, we did - many times!
|Male Painted Bunting|
|Female Painted Bunting|
|I love this picture! See the birdseed in his mouth?|
We explored downtown Savannah one afternoon. We ate lunch at a local BBQ place. It was very, very good. We went to River Street but didn't stay too long as it was the first day of Oktoberfest (unbeknownst to us!) and it was getting rather crowded.
|Syl walking the cobblestone streets|
|Talmadge Bridge on Savannah River|
We enjoyed our trip to the islands!!