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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Lens-Artists Challenge #97: Pastimes

Do what you love, and love what you do. ¬†Israelmore Ayivor Guest host Sue (Mac’s Girl) who writes The Nature of Things threw down the challenge of pastimes — what we spend our time doing outside of our work lives for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge. Since we’re at the beach for a week at Pawleys […]

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Discover Prompt 24: Elixir

There are moments when the elixir of life rises to such over‚ąíbrimming splendor that the soul spills over. Henry Miller I used to sleep in on our vacations to the beach, a luxury for a working mother of two. But that was before I discovered what really happens on beaches before dawn. Nowadays, I need […]

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