Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Folly Beach and Pier
Daytime temps are mid seventies and lower sixties during the night. No rain and so much to do, wish I could stay at Folly Beach all winter.
Gary used to surf and said the waves come in nice even sets here even if they aren't large.
I really enjoy travel, writing, and taking photos. Maybe somebody'll pay me to be a travel writer.
But then when would I have time for clay. Fun to dream.
Tracey said I should update my photo to show my hair. My teal streaked hair doesn't show very well in photos, and it'll soon be washed out anyway. Hey, look who stopped in for a visit on this post, Tracey and her family, Wesley and Gerry.
Walking on the pier is the thing to do here, unless you're a surfer, then you'd be in the water for sure. The water temperature is 76 F today.
This is the nicest fishing pier I've ever seen. There's fishing rod holders, fish cleaning stations, benches to sit on, covered pavilions to get out of the sun. The pier is double width so it doesn't seem crowded. This is a weekday; perhaps weekends are more crowded. At night people dance the shag under the moonlight.
One fisherman got a fish, he said it was a red drum. Most were just trying to get fish, but the tide was out. Later we saw a pod of bottlenose dolphin. I think they know where the schools of fish are.
Today we're going into Charleston. I hope to learn about the Gullah culture. I'm particularly interested in the strip quilts, sweetgrass baskets, herbal remedies, and rituals. Later.