Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ahoy, matey!

Huntington Beach State Park
Murrells Inlet, SC

We are enjoying this area so much!

George and I took a ride on our bikes around the park,
ending up on the causeway between the salt water marsh, and fresh water inlet.
First thing we saw was this big guy swimming just above the water line..
(It's an alligator if you can't tell!)

There were some cool birds..

Wood storks in the trees..

A bald eagle!
I had to really enlarge and crop to get this picture..

The best part of the day included a paddle on the
Intracoastal Waterway.
Marti found out the best time to go out with the tide,
so we all gathered at about 1 pm and headed out.
We got to the Wacca Wache Marina,
where there was a boat ramp to put our Sea Eagles in.

There were 4 couples that went this time..
Paul & Marti, Mike & Terri, Howard & Linda, and us.

We got them all pumped up..

and took off!

The route we followed took us from the marina, south,
then up a side waterway, up and around, and back out to the river,
where the tide helped bring us back north to the marina again.

We saw some beautiful scenery!

 The fall colors reflected off the water in such beautiful ways..

 Howard & Linda lead us into some side areas.

We also shared the waterway with some nice boats!

 All of us went up the side waterway, and it was beautiful!

 We paddled over 5 miles, and we were glad to finally see the marina.

It was an incredible day with friends enjoying nature's beauty.

When we got back to the park, we enjoyed pizza with all the landlubbers :-)


Today looks to be another nice day with warm temps!
I think a day on the beach is in the works,
and a shrimp boil tonight!


  1. Wow! What a day! Makes me want to get my kayak out on the water..been so busy with the house and company haven't had time…loving the views from your area!

  2. That's a great paddle and a great time of the year to do it!!

  3. What a great day we all had. Fun, sun, paddling, and pizza.

  4. How long will it take for my tired muscles to recover? The pizza didn't help... ;c)

  5. Looks like you all are having a great time.

  6. What a great day. Riding with the tide is definitely the way to go. You guys sure are having fun. Thanks for taking me along.

  7. What great fun. One of these days I hope that I can get a Sea Eagle.

  8. I loved that park last year! It's one of the nicest we've ever been to.