Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Vacation on the Beautiful Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Marina 2

Having a wonderful and long due vacation on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina this week.  It’s been a long time coming.  My favorite vacation to take is one at the beach and while I think my favorite beaches are on the Outer Banks in North Carolina, we decided to give the Charleston, South Carolina area a try.  Love it here too!  We are staying the on the beautiful Isle of Palms and not a rain drop all week.  It’s been perfect beach weather.   They take their Palm Trees very seriously here.  As well they should.  There is a very beachy vibe here.  The main street as you come across the island where all the beach front cottages/beach mansions : ) are located is lined with palm trees.  We even saw city maintenance crews pruning away the dried out fronds.  Isle of Palms is a barrier island on the South Carolina coast. It lies along a narrow strip of land, hugging the beach, separated from the mainland by Intracoastal Waterway.  And Charleston is only about a half hour from here or so I’m told.  Will find out tonight.  Planning on having dinner there this evening.

Our first day here we had lunch on the top deck of a restaurant called Morgan Creek Grill which was in the Isle of Palms Marina.  How’s that for a view?! 

Creek Drinks          Marina 3

It was a bit too early for cocktails but the drink menu looked good enough for a return visit.  I’m very into Moscow Mules right now so I think I might have to order The “Gig”.  : )

Isle of Palms Beach

My camera lens and angle makes the beach look really crowded but it really was not.

Beach Pelicans and Sea Gulls Isle of Palms, SC

Pelicans have to be my most favorite kind of bird.

  Shrimp Boat    Beach Chair    Sea Gull

That’s my beach reading chair in the middle.  Toes in the water and my book and my 50 SPF sunscreen.  Happy Girl.

     Evan in water fishing     re

So I am sure you have all heard the reports of the crazy shark attacks this summer off the coast of North and South Carolina.  Well, I have to say there were very few people in the water here.  Me included.   The sharks are there I am thinking because my son caught 3 baby Black Fin Sharks in the last two days. I don’t know much about sharks or how long the Mama sharks stay with their babies but that made me kind of nervous! 

I am headed back to the beach for the day.  Got a little bit scorched by the sun yesterday so I have to take extra care with the sun screen and beach umbrella today.  I had a lot of mouths to feed the other night and did so by making my first Low Country Boil.  So stay tuned.  It was a big success!

Book Off Season Anne Rivers Siddons     Book The Girls of August Anne Rivvers Siddons

My beach read this week is Off SeasonOff Season by Anne Rivers Siddons.  And I am very excited because next week Off SeasonThe Girls of August comes out.  I took my vacation one week too early.  Look at that cover.  Either make for beach reading perfection. 

See you soon.


Ti said...

It's been a really long time since we've been able to take a vacation of any kind, so your beach pics have me yearning for one!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Hi Ti. I haven't been on vacation since 2009 so I am I am really loving being here! Hope you get to the beach too soon!

Manu said...

What a lovely place!!
Happy Summer

Rasma Raisters said...

Looks like a wonderful place for a vacation. The photos are awesome and it made me want to join the birds in the waves.