Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Scenery Sans Chiens

Here are a few pictures from one of our jetski days when we did not take the dogs along. We can travel alot further when they stay home.

This is a view, looking south, of the dune area along the South Carolina beachfront. Those tiny little dots on the horizon are the start of beach highrises in Cherry Grove, SC.

Just across the Intercoastal Waterway, and looking north, is a North Carolina beach. It stretches for about two miles before you get to civilization. I love both of these beaches for their very wonderful lack of humans! Nothing against my own species, but miles of empty beach is a very special treat!

Here is John playing King of the Mountain. I love the contrast of white sand and deep blue sky!

John again, having fun.

We stopped to walk the beach awhile, anchored the jetski a fair distance out off the beach. Unfortunately not far enough, as the tide continued going out even further, and left us stranded! The jetski is way too heavy for the two of us to move once it is settled in the sand. We had to wait a good couple of hours for the tide to turn around and bring back enough water to float the jetski again. It was a beautiful day so we really weren't tortured too badly. We had a cooler full of refreshments as well!

Once we were back on the water, we headed up to Calabash, NC (known as the seafood capital of the world, a pretty big claim for a tiny little town). The next photos are some of the scenery along the way.

This beach had many leaning trees such as this. On closer inspection, the were cover in moss, and also zillions of tiny crabs, who were scurrying to and fro.

A closer look at the moss. The crabs were too quick to hide to get a picture of them.

Here was a long dead tree, it's trunk pocked with countless bore holes from insects and probably just weathering. It was really pretty neat.


  1. What a lovely place to get marooned, consume refreshments, and go eat the best seafood in the world.


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