Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Getting to Daufuskie Island - part 1 for Outdoor Wednesday


First I would like to say Thank you so much to my girlfriend Beth and her hubby Steve for not only this wonderful gift
but for your friendship that just keeps on giving.
We love you both more than we could ever say..

For my 50th birthday they gave me an island..
OK it was a day trip to Daufuskie island, South Carolina which of course I wasn't going on without Beth because she and I both love nothing more than grabbing our cameras and seeing what we can find, and what we found was beautiful coastlines rich in history... and an island that we didn't want to leave.

 We boarded our boat at the Savannah Bend marina in Thunderbolt, Georgia early Friday morning
 with Captain Rusty at the helm.
It was cold, cloudy & foggy but it felt like heaven me.


There is nothing like being on the water to take your mind away from life..Our ride took about 30 minute.  We left Thunderbolt by way of the Wilmington River into the  
Intracoastal waterways ~ You can click here for a great interactive map . 
just click the + button to enlarge


as we moved farther out you could see waterfront homes and the industries that border the Savannah River


passing inlets, marshes, creeks and islands with names like Turtle island, Bird island and Elba island


this container ship leaving the port of Savannah looked like it was sitting on top of this little island

but once we rounded the island you could see it wasn't and it was headed right for us ... That is Elba island to the right, it is home to a liquefied natural gas receiving terminal 

this is my very cold girlfriend .. hey Beth you in there...

as we scooted on down the Atlantic the sun tried hard to come out and we were encouraging it to do so it was mighty hard to take pictures while wearing gloves and shaking.

rays peeking through the clouds while we moved through the Calibogue Sound and into the Cooper River

 as we neared Daufuskie the sun started shining on the marshes and reed grasses

that is Elba island to the right of this island in the distant. That is a lot of water between here and home..

and here we are....Daufuskie Island is to your right ..
Daufuskie Island is a true island there is no bridges...
 You can only get here by boat
 or by riding along with Beth and I ...
Time to dock and see what kind of trouble we can get into..
Come on back next week for Outdoor Wednesday
and to tour the island with us..

 

don't forget to go see what everyone else is sharing over at Miss Susan's A Southern Daydreamer
hugs and Happy Wednesday ya'll, Cherry

18 comments:

  1. Love the Cooper River photo. Great shots, makes me want to go there.

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  2. Wow Sister Friend you have done it again.
    First you are very welcome. We treasure the past, the present, & the future friendship we have with ya'll.
    Big Hugs To You,,,,,

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  3. what a fun trip (even if it was chilly)! Loved the bird picture, looks like they are guarding something? I bet you girls were trouble inland heehee!

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  4. Thank you for brining me into your world. The first photo touched a place in my heart. So lovely. It reminds me that God's love is shining down on us. Love your blog and want to come back and see more of what you are doing. I'm your newest follower. God bless.

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    1. Great shots, each one a beauty on its own. Cheers.

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  5. Wonderful skies, I love that beautiful light, beautiful photos. greetings.

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  6. You've had a fabulous birthday. And at first I thought your friend Beth was looking out to the sea but maybe not :) I can't stop looking at your garden. That wisteria house is sooooo beautiful I can daydream there all day.

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  7. Happy 50th, and many many more wonderful years!
    What a thoughtful precious friend, glad you all had such a great day, with all the photographic memories.

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  8. wonderful pics, great skies! i would really like to see you at *mein stück himmel - my piece of heaven*! so if you like.... :)

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  9. Beautiful photos.

    Happy 50th birthday!

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  10. What a wonderful gift!
    Happy 50th birthday!
    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos.
    Have a great day.
    Greetings Mette

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  11. Beautiful river shots and Happy Birthday! I do think I have grasped Photoscape and love what it does with white balance as it takes yellow lamp light out of my pics cause my camera is not great and needs help on inside shots. Have a terrific weekend♥

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  12. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you and Beth had a marvelous and memorable day! Nothing like a good pal and play time to celebrate your birthday. Your photos are wonderful, too. It's such fun being on the water and feeling the wind in your hair (or hood!).
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  13. Happy Belated 50th, Cherry! This looks like it must have been a fun day. I'll have to make sure I catch Part 2 of the adventure!
    -Karen

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  14. What a nice gift....and an awesome trip.
    xo bj

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  15. Well now I am officially following you. So great meeting you today.

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  16. Happy 50th Birthday ! What a wonderful present ! Looked like a great trip, love all your pics !

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hugs, Cherry

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