Folly Beach - 2016
Dec 30 & Dec 31
This blogpost is for the last two days of 2016--our next blogpost will be in 2017. We are still in Folly Beach and expect to be here for another 2 weeks as our boat's re-powering is being completed.
The islands in the middle of the salt marsh intrigue me for some reason. The only difference between the salt marsh and the islands are four feet (or more) of elevation and the fact that they support trees. Some islands are very small (1/4-acre or thereabouts) and some are very large with hundreds or thousands of acres.
|A tiny island surrounded by salt marsh contains four |
palm trees. The spartina (the marsh grass) is
about 3 feet high while the land of the island
may be only 4 feet or so above high tide.
By observing the following elevation map of Charleston, you can see why this area is called the "low country."
|Elevation map of Charleston SC. Note that the color |
scale is in meters above sea level.
The large yellow area just below Charleston is James Island. Folly Beach is just off the chart at the bottom.
Maggie's plane landed at 6:55 PM this evening and I picked her up at the Charleston airport. We went out for dinner at La Fontana, a great Italian restaurant along Route 17.
December 31 (Last Day of 2016)
|This is the most people we have seen on the beach|
since we've been here in Folly Beach SC. This
photograph was taken on the last day of 2016.
Happy New Year and thanks for following our blog!