Eagle in flight by Bill Angell

Birding at the Beach with Bill Angell

A morning at Huntington Beach State Park, (short drive from the beach at Pawleys Island, SC) became the highlight of a recent winter stay — thanks to the watchful eyes of photographer Bill Angell and his supportive wife Janice. The two of them met us at Huntington on a morning unusual even by Bill’s standards […]

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A Wish for Holiday Friendship

Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters, Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope, And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air. The world is encouraged to come away from rancor, Come the way of friendship. Maya Angelou At Christmas time, we’re reminded of the many friends we have […]

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Gray home in Georgetown under live oak tree

Beach Week: Homes of Georgetown, SC

It wouldn’t be beach week for us if we didn’t take at least one trip from our rental in Pawleys Island, SC to historic Georgetown — the location of some of the prettiest Southern homes in the state — about 20 minutes away. After all, Georgetown is the third oldest town in South Carolina with […]

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Crab dock at Pawleys Island, SC

Beach Week: PI’s Historic District

In every walk in nature, one receives more than he seeks. John Muir A week at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, wouldn’t be complete without one or more early morning walks. Since we stay in what’s called the Bird’s Nest on the South End, a walk in the historic district begins right around the corner from […]

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Surfers at North End Pawleys Island SC

Beach Week: Surf’s up!

The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun! Phil Edwards Are you thinking this could be Huntington Beach in Southern California? What about the white sand beaches of Oahu where photographers capture surfers beneath towering waves? Well, it’s neither: This is little ol’ Pawleys Island, South Carolina, where waves are low […]

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Sunrise with surfer -- Pawleys Island SC

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 108: Sanctuary

Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself. Gautama Buddha Although a sanctuary can be a place of permanence, it may also be a temporary respite, a place for contemplation and solace. A refresher, if you will. And for the past 35 years or so — maybe even longer — our sanctuary has […]

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Re-opening Charleston, SC: A weekend update

A quick weekend getaway to Pawleys Island, SC was just what the doctor ordered: rest, relaxation, and the prettiest natural scenery on any beach. But to make the week stretch a bit further, we spent a night on the way back home in Charleston, SC. Since we’re all recovering from an almost two-month quarantine, here’s […]

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