This post will be mainly photos. The next post will describe in detail what my trip was like. Before I begin, let me just say that I suck because I took no pictures at all. Feel free to chew me out about this. But thanks to Google, I found pictures of just about everything I want to share with you. Besides, other people take better pictures. So without further ado, here we go.
This is a map showing you where in the heck this island is. The red dot is Edisto.
The drive down is breathtaking. It is very rural once you leave Charleston--little villages, old churches and gorgeous trees. Mostly live oaks with Spanish moss hanging off of them, like this.
The funniest part of the drive was when I saw a trailer. On stilts. That just killed me. Only in South Carolina. I didn't take a picture, but it looked like this:
In order to get onto Edisto Island, you have to cross a big bridge:
And you will see lots of beautiful marshland:
And some interesting trees. Some of them are painted and decorated to look like people. For example, there was a Hula Girl tree, complete with coconut bra. I guess there isn't much to do around Edisto. This tree here is covered in toys for some reason. By the time I saw it, you couldn't even see the branches because there were so many toys on the tree.
Here is a picture of the house we stayed in:
Ok, just kidding. We wish. Actually, we were one street over and a couple blocks down from this house--which is for sale if you have a few hundred thousand burning a hole in your pocket.
Our house looked a lot like this one:
Finally I got to the beach! Here is a picture of Edisto Beach:
There are a lot of jetties on the beach. They are supposed to prevent beach erosion. Sammy liked to pee on them.
My favorite thing was the old church we visited. It was built in 1830 because the old one (built in 1710) had burned down. So this was a very, very old congregation.
Here is another picture of the church:
We looked around in the graveyard at all the old graves. The oldest one dates from 1785. Wow. This was so cool because I'm such a big history buff. Or a total nerd. One of the two.
Do you see the tiny little white building? That is where the church meetings used to be held back in the day. The meetings would always end up in heated arguments and sometimes even duels! So the congregation got together to build this little white building especially for the meetings. They intentionally built a building too small to walk 10 paces in either direction. This supposedly cured them of their dueling, as you must take 10 paces, turn and shoot in order to properly conduct a duel.
We also enjoyed some local produce at George & Pink's:
Here is Miss Pink. She rings up the produce.
We ate at this restaurant. It's on the Intercoastal Waterway. The food was delicious!
The view from the restaurant. Note the shrimp boats.
By far the most beautiful dirt road on the island is Steamboat Landing Road:
I saw the following animals while on my trip:
Egrets, sandpipers, lots of pelicans...
Ok, I didn't really see a loggerhead turtle. But I did see their nests. The fiddler crabs were so tiny! The dolphins were very cool, as were the blue crabs (YUM!).
And these are just some more beautiful pictures of Edisto Island. No, I did not go biking. That activity involves both being outside and risking bodily injury. And by that I am referring to the mosquitos. Good Lord, I am like a block of swiss cheese I have so many holes from those stupid bugs! I have at least 10 bites.
But I also have a nice, golden tan. It's a trade-off.