Hilton Head, South Carolina, BEACH
This scene started our day 2. Quite a bit different than the same view the day before. Cool for sure, windy even; but the sun did shine the bulk of the day. BEACH, one of the words I mentioned in the overview to describe Hilton Head is the focus of this post.
Love the sun reflecting on the beach. This photo was taken from our 4th floor balcony. Sun was nice and warm, but one still needed a wind breaker on, long pants and real shoes. I wore a headband to keep the wind out of my ears most of the day, as I rode my bike about the Island. More on bike tour later.
Look carefully at the name on the folded sail...remember clicking on the pictures makes them larger. STARS and STRIPES! Seriously. Beach and water front activities are in abundance here on the island...just not recommended for this time of the year. You can rent Stars and Stripes and go sailing. This is the 12 meter America's Cup, available for rental here on the island. Kayaks, cruising, touring via cruise ships also are available. In season dinner sunset tours are available. It's fun to stroll any of the dock areas and see the ships...some I'm sure are owned by the rich and famous. Harbour town is the dock where Stars and Stripes is located. Harbour town is one of the many sections on the island. The island is shaped like a foot, with Harbour town being the toe area. The original plantation names still help you find your way about the island. Each area, each plantation is private and one needs a pass to enter, though saying you're playing golf is really all the gatekeeper expects most folks to say before he let's them enter. Each area has it's own shopping area, resturants, and villas/condos/resorts and bike rental. The landscaping is such that you can be right beside something and really not see it. So shopping in your own little area is adviseable and easier.
This is our first sunset, which occured on day 2, just before dinner. We decided to take a walk on the beach and watch the sunset. That's not usual beach attire I'm wearing. Headband for the ears, all weather type vest under my windbreaker/raincoat....and gloves!
The sunset was beautiful that night, despite the cold. This is one of 2 trees in our walking distance that had washed ashore.