Travel theme: Turquoise in South Carolina

Turquoise pottery bowl with turtle found in Beaufort, South Carolina

Turquoise pottery bowl with turtle found in Beaufort, South Carolina.

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.

Bust of Charles E. Fraser, developer of Hilton Head Island, under live oak he preserved.

Bust of Charles E. Fraser, developer of Hilton Head Island, under live oak he preserved.

Turquoise clothing caught our eyes in the front window of S.M. Bradford Co. in Harbor Town.

Colorful island wear at S. M. Bradford Co., Hilton Head.

Colorful island wear at S. M. Bradford Co., Hilton Head.

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?

Turquoise rental house on Daufuskie Island, SC

Turquoise rental house on Daufuskie Island, SC

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.

Lighthouse at Daufuskie Island with stakes set out for scuppernong vines.

Lighthouse at Daufuskie Island with stakes set out for scuppernong vines.

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!)

Old Silver Dew Winery building on Daufuskie Island

Old Silver Dew Winery building on Daufuskie Island

For more examples of turquoise, head to Travel theme: Turquoise on Where’s My Backpack.

 

 

 

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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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8 Responses to Travel theme: Turquoise in South Carolina

  1. I do love the bright colors of SC. 🙂

  2. It must be wonderful to explore new surroundings, in chase of turquoise. Great photos, Rusha!

    • It’s funny, Marion. I read that theme early in the week, and throughout our whole time here, it stuck in my mind. So, it was fun seeing how much turquoise there is in Hilton Head and surrounding towns. Hope your spring is lovely.

  3. Martha Gill says:

    You have developed a clever theme with wonderful photos and text. I want you to be my personal travel guide.

  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful Turquoise gallery, Rusha!

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