We were traveling on the coast of South Carolina when Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack posted her travel theme for the week: Turquoise. Beach towns are filled with this cheery color, so finding photo-worthy shots posed no problem.
At Harbor Town in Hilton Head’s Sea Pines Plantation stands this bust of Charles E. Fraser who transformed undeveloped shoreline property into the tasteful development we now know as Hilton Head. With his guidance and advanced planning, the island became a centerpiece of lovely gardens, tasteful homes in muted colors, and bike trails, golf courses, and elegant shorelines. So powerful was his influence that the Hilton Head harbor was reconfigured to save the lovely live oak under which Fraser is now buried.
Turquoise clothing caught our eyes in the front window of S.M. Bradford Co. in Harbor Town.
At Dufuskie Island, you can rent tiny houses near the landing. And if you’re gonna have fun, why not in a turquoise tiny house?
Businessman and boat captain (who willingly shares tales of the area), Wick Scurry, purchased the old Daufuskie Island lighthouse so that visitors could finally tour it. (Go here for more info on how Scurry is revitalizing Daufuskie.) Beside the lighthouse, turquoise stakes hold up wires where scuppernong vines will hopefully grow and prosper.
Turquoise doors lay open to reveal barrels of scuppernong wine in the old Silver Dew Winery house on Daufuskie. (Free tastings were available at the lighthouse!)
For more examples of turquoise, head to Travel theme: Turquoise on Where’s My Backpack.