Folly Beach - 2017
Jan 4 & Jan 5
January 4 (Edisto Island)
The first tracts of land (plantations) were granted on Edisto Island before 1700. According to Wikipedia, "Landowners first harvested timber and deerskins, planted indigo and some rice, and kept herds of free-ranging cattle to produce hides for the European market and salt beef for Caribbean plantations. Cotton gradually became the principal crop, and after the American Revolution, Edisto Island planters became wealthy and famous from their production of long-staple Sea Island cotton." (Bath & Body Works has a fragrance called Sea Island Cotton--now we know the origin.)
|Route 174 comes right through town. The houses on the left|
are right on the beach and are elevated to protect them
from storm surge. There were no dunes
between the houses and the beach.
The Edisto Beach State Park has one of the prettiest
beaches we've seen in South Carolina. There
were lots of interesting shells on the beach.
|The palm trees on the sand dunes in the State Park |
really create a tropical feeling
|One of the few commercial enterprises we saw on the island|
was a small seafood company with a large wooden
Everyday, the beach, the sun, and the sky are different. The tide may be at a different point in it's cycle.
|I've taken photographs of these same dead trees multiple|
times while we've been here in Folly Beach. This time,
the tide was high and there was low-lying
clouds in the distance.
|I've also previously taken photographs of this drift fence.|
|This is an old wooden jetty that I recently discovered. The|
furthest wooden members were rotted out from
the repeated salt water exposure.
|A 5 fl. oz. bottle of verde Red Clay hot sauce.|
(Made in Charleston SC)