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The Best of Charleston and SC Lowcountry 2017

Posted on 22nd Apr 2017 10:16:25
Category: Tours, Parks, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

The Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto festivals are just around the corner and Tourism on the Charleston Peninsula is in full swing. So where do you go first? How do you plan a visit to this beautiful historic area that will enable you to utilize your time and resources in the most efficient way possible? To my knowledge, at this time, a completely exhaustive list of all sites and events within the Charleston and Lowcountry area doesn't exist. But hey... I am working on it. In the meantime...

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Morris Island Lighthouse Lighting And COA Eco Tour

Posted on 4th Oct 2016 06:56:10
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

Saturday night October 1, 2016, at 7:30pm, the Morris Island Lighthouse once again pierced the darkness and illuminated the north end of folly beach and surrounding areas. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1962 and has remained dark since. This ceremonial lighting was the first time the Morris Island Lighthouse beacon has been lit since that time. Realizing the historic significance of this lighting, I began making plans to attend as soon as I heard about it. My first plan was to walk down the old Coast Guard Road at the end of north Folly Beach and view the lighting from the beach there. However, anticipating the crowd my wife began looking into tour boats that might be covering the event. Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) fit the bill perfectly. We reserved our seats online and...

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Morris Island Shelling/Charleston Harbor Tour - Harborview Charters

Posted on 17th Jun 2013 20:07:48
Category: Tours, Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

Sunday was Father's Day. And my family is so great; they decided a day wasn't enough. Starting on Friday and ending Sunday, we celebrated Father's weekend. The weekend started with a Morris Island shelling expedition and Charleston Harbor tour Friday; kayaking down the Ashley River Saturday and kayaking in Shem Creek with the dolphins Sunday.

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Sea Turtle Rescue / Release at Isle of Palms County Park

Posted on 31st Jul 2013 12:45:21
Category: Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

This past Wednesday morning, 10:00 AM at the Isle of Palms Charleston County Park, the South Carolina Aquarium along with the Sea turtle rescue team released three Sea Turtles back into the wild after they had been successfully rescued and rehabilitated: a Loggerhead; a Kemp's Ridley; and a Green.

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Sea Turtle Rescue / Release Folly Beach SEP 2014

Posted on 11th Sep 2014 12:45:02
Category: Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

One "Kemp's Ridley" and two Loggerhead sea turtles named: "Blu" (juvenile Kemp's Ridley); "Atalaya" (80-pound Loggerhead); and "Trawler" (123-pound Loggerhead) were released back into the wild at Folly Beach 5 Sep 2014 at 11:00 AM. The event was scheduled to go on, rain...

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Charleston Tea Plantation - The Only Tea Garden in the US

Posted on 9th Aug 2015 12:03:51
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

It's unique, it's classic, and it's all American. In the heart of the Lowcountry nestled in the midst of the Lowcountry's protected and pristine Wadmalaw Island is the home of the only commercially producing tea farm in America - The Charleston Tea Plantation.

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Botany Bay Bone Yard Beach and Plantation - Historic SC Lowcountry

Posted on 31st May 2014 09:17:46
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

Bone yard beach at Botany Bay - A literal bone yard on the beach? Not exactly. Over the years, the tides have changed and eroded areas where thriving forests once stood. Many of the trees are now fallen over with their massive root systems exposed to the elements. The constant ebb and flow of the sandy beach tides combined with the Sun and salt have quite literally sanded them smooth, and bleached them to a haunting off white that resemble the color of "bone"...

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Sullivans Island - A Mysteriously Intriguing Historic Island

Posted on 22nd Sep 2013 22:17:30
Category: Historic Sites, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

Home of the Edgar Allen Poe Library, Fort Moultrie and the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, at first glance Sullivans Island appears to be a typical small charming coastal township. But when you look a little deeper, you begin to see things on this Island that are far from typical. What many don't know, is that up until the end...

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