Friday, July 09, 2010

Morris Island Lighthouse

Yesterday, we drove down to Charleston, SC. We stopped in downtown to walk along the Battery, and then went out to Folly Beach, with the specific purpose of seeing the Morris Island lighthouse (pictured above). This lighthouse used to be on land, but over time and changes in the coastline, it is now entirely at sea.

The Folly Beach website tells visitors to drive to the end of East Ashley Street, where there is plenty of parking and then walk 1/4 of a mile to the beach for the best view of the lighthouse. All of that is pretty much true. What the website doesn't tell you is that you will be miserable walking the 1/4 of a mile in the 105 degree weather (especially when you find cars at the end of the road -- how did THEY get there?). Then, you walk to the beach on a sand path. Fine, no problem, except the sand would have to be cooled down if one were to try to use it to make glass. HOT. HOT HOT HOT. We were wearing shoes, but the sand slips into the sandals. HOT.

The lighthouse was interesting. I got some great pictures. My feet may never forgive me. J has declared, "I am never going back."

As we walked back to the car, I discovered on the sand that there are times when you can't keep going but you can't stop. On the pavement, in the 120 degree weather, G shared a cross country trick. Small goals.

I w0uld go back. Maybe in September.



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