Last weekend I made my way to Charleston, South Carolina to spend quality time boating, fishing, and camping with some good ole childhood friends. I have been somewhat deprived of the Lowcountry over the course of the last decade, and while there have been many changes, much is still the same.
Despite being December, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, and some of us even took a dip in one of the creeks. The highlight of the trip for me was doing an 8-mile loop around Bulls Island, which is a part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge. It is filled with wildlife and incredible scenery.
There is a section of the hike called, “The Boneyard” where dead trees stand and fall at the water’s edge. Beaten by hurricanes and bleached by sun and salt, they appear like fossils being pulled into the sea.
The remnants of an old fort made out of oyster shells lies at the north end of the island. Built some time in the late 1600s or early 1700s, it served as a lookout for marauding pirates who would often ambush incoming ships carrying their cargo to Charleston and beyond.
I am growing tired of the mediocre camera I am using to shoot video. The lack of image stabilization and high resolution are disappointing. Time for a new one. Any recommendations?
Now, if that does not get you excited to watch this video I don’t know what will! Either way, you can look away or choose not to hit play. ;~)
9 thoughts on “A Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina”
Bulls Island is a great place. You got lucky with the weather!
Good to see you’re still livin the dream even though you’re on the east coast! what is your new contact info. Talk soon……
Hey man, I actually really enjoy your videos, and this one is no exception…and I normally HATE Neil Young, so thanks for turning me on to the second of his songs that I liked.
Look out for Payne when he gets a better video camera!
You know, it’s probably not too late to go snuggle up on Santa’s lap and whisper high def sweet nothings…
Thanks Brian! You know, one could easily mistake you for being Santa – http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2195/2069368893_4ced390396_m.jpg
Just teasing! ;~)
I’m jealous- that looks like a ton of fun! Great pics.
It’s hard to believe those pics were taken in December, as we’re in a winter wonderland here! When is your next trip to Reno? Time to break out the skis!!!
HA! Thanks, Robert. I guess if Santa traded in the sled for a pimped out Coupe deVille with 22-inch spinners, then yes, I might be mistaken for him in that picture.
You’ll have to do a little video on the Egan Cup when you finally attend next year!
Your videos are always good. I’m hoping to get a new camera soon, what program do you use to organize your videos?
Good to hear that you enjoyed your trip in our area. Charleston really has great historical landmarks. Were you able to visit each of them? If you had no chance to drop by each of these landmarks or beautiful places, you can check out my site, http://www.charlestonscrealestate.us .
It has a webcam that was installed on top of the Calhoun Mansion which gives you a clear live view of beautiful places in Charleston. And you can even take control of the camera.