Monday, November 17, 2014

Geocaching Day At The Beach

The weather forecast for today was rain, wind and tornado warnings.  Just your typical day in the Charleston area.  I checked a couple forecasts and decided it wasn't going to be that bad and we made our plans accordingly.

We were drawn to Edisto Beach once again today to take advantage of a semi-nice day with warm temperatures.  It was in the mid 70s and nice except that it was windy and rained a little while we were there.  That didn't stop us for searching for some geocaches in between the rain drops.  There was a beach series of caches that we were searching for and they usually aren't that difficult.  These proved to be more difficult than the ratings assigned to them, but we managed to find a number of them.

It was lunch time and we stopped at Whaley's, a local bar/restaurant for a bite to eat.  For a change, Gerry ordered a flounder sandwich and I went with a prime rib sandwich.   It was good, but was the strangest prime rib that I've ever eaten.  The eatery had a unique feature about it that you don't see very often.  The bathroom was outside and it was raining so you got wet if you used it.  At least they had a bathroom.

The highlight of the day was a walk on the beach around sunset and taking a number of photos.  The surf was up and eating away at the sand with steep drop offs.  We had the beach to ourselves and Gerry managed to pick up some shells.  I imagine the beach will be littered with shells in the morning after the surf settles down, but a trip down for this isn't in our plans.

It was interesting to see the contrast between Tybee Island with all their $2.00/hour parking signs all over the place and then to visit Edisto Beach and find 38 beach access points with free parking.  Of course Hilton Head Island has about 2-3 access points and no parking in the area.  All within 90 miles of each other and which one do you think we felt most welcome at and visited a couple times while we were here.

The remainder of the blog will be dedicated to displaying some of the photos we took while we were there.  I hope you enjoy them.

No money trees, but they do have wine trees.

It turned out to be a nice day after all and we didn't have a tornado so that made it perfect.  Now we have a cold weather forecast to deal with, but hopefully it won't get down as low as forecasted.

That was our day, how was yours?

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