Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hunting Island

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. We went camping at Hunting Island this past weekend and it was wonderful to take a break from the usual routine and just enjoy the outdoors. We went through the lovely little town of Beaufort. There's a Marine Air Base nearby.

We had a fire, baked potatoes, the best chicken, bacon, and lots of junk food to eat. I tell you ... life is gooood!

The water was deliciously cool. I had a migraine, but floating and soaking up the sunshine made it better. Apparently I drifted quite a ways away. The children kept their eagle eyes on me, calling me ashore. The dog romped through the waves. She was born on Whidbey Island and when we first saw her, she was wading in the water with her grandmother. I wonder if any ancient memories were rekindled.  

There was time to relax, take walks, fish, collect shells, admire the driftwood and so much more ...

We ate at the Shrimp Shack after Sat. vigil Mass and was it ever good (both Mass and food).

We left footprints in the sand, drew pictures, wrote, and headed home ...

to a gorgeous sunset ...

I might disappear for a while as I hunker down to finish revisions as well as meet some of my other deadlines. I hope you will take the time to enjoy fall ... wherever you are.
God bless you.


Faith E. Hough said...

Oh, so beautiful. Fall is lovely here...but not quite so warm. :) if it stops raining today, I'm going to take the girls for a hike to enjoy the leaves.
I'll be hunkering down, too--enjoy!

Mirka Breen said...

I've heard of the Carolina's beaches and islands, but never been there. Thank you for taking us along.

dbp said...

I've been to South Carolina three times and each under completely different circumstances:

As a very young child, I lived in Sumter. My dad was stationed at Shaw AFB.

When I was in the Marine Reserves, another SGT and I made a two week trip out to Beaufort to learn about the ACLS (Automatic Carrier Landing System). This is when I was dating Vaishali and you guys were grad-school pals.

Finally, I went to Hilton Head Island for a user's group meeting when I worked for Affymetrix. HH is very nice!

Marcia said...

Again, gorgeous pictures. It looks so summery there. :) I remember how warm last October was here. This year, we have not yet gotten our Indian summer, if indeed we're going to, and the falling leaves are a good two weeks ahead of schedule.

Bish Denham said...

How blessed you are to live in such a beautiful place. I felt like I was there.

Vijaya said...

Faith, falling leaves, collecting them, and playing in them is one of our favorite things to do. Enjoy.

Mirka, I'm happy to share the beauty.

David, I didn't know you've been here already ... do bring the whole family next time. We'd love a visit.

Marcia, it has cooled off considerably ... so it's just perfect.

Bish, we are blessed indeed.