In November we decided on a last-minute trip to Daufuskie Island, S.C. for a few days and headed south. We made it into Savannah right at sunset and got moved into the Westin on the river for the night. The Bloody Point Golf Club boat runs from the Westin to Bloody Point at certain times of the day and by appointment for visitors to the golf course.
The Westin sits across the river from River Street and there is a free ferry service that runs back and forth on a regular time schedule. http://www.westinsavannah.com/
The lobby was decorated for the holidays and I loved the gingerbread exhibition.
We were hungry so hopped on the ferry and it quickly chugged us across to River Street. We walked around a bit and the smell of fresh candy drew me into the candy shop. Mmmm – fresh pralines…
Oysters were in season, so we ordered up a bucket of steamed oysters and chicken wings at Bernie’s Oyster House. http://berniesoysterhouse.com/riverstreet.htm
Then it was back to the Westin. Morning dawned bright and blue, but still chilly.
We were catching the Bloody Point boat at the dock, so went out to wait and see what came along on the river.
The free boat ferry that goes back and forth across the river.
Our ride to Bloody Point…
We’ve been to Daufuskie Island several times and love the laid-back atmosphere, scenic golf courses, friendly people and beautiful beaches. We got settled in at a spacious room at the Osprey Cottage and went for a walk on the beach. The Bloody Point accommodations package includes your ferry ride, the room, light breakfast, a golf cart, discounted golf and use of their tennis courts and pool. There’s a common room in the cottage with a pool table, books and games and lounge space.
Lunch at Bloody Point Golf Club’s Eagle’s Nest – yum!
Daufuskie Island is a haven for year-round and migrating birds, so you never know what you might spot around the course and island.
The side view of the Bloody Point Clubhouse
Near sunset we decided to have cocktails on the Bloody Point dock to watch the sunset. It is a spectacular show that everyone should see. We scared up some other locals on our way.
A dolphin slipping past the dock
The next day we drove (our cart) over to the Melrose Beach Club and Golf Course. http://www.melroseonthebeach.com/
View to Hilton Head from MelroseThese locals can be spotted at any pond on the island. Don’t get close.
I have a good telephoto lens
These guys were hanging out on one of the waterways on Melrose.
I scared them up but they didn’t go far
White heron on left, gray on right and they won’t look at each other…
Weird little “orb” at bottom center of photo…
Our next stop was at Iron Fish Art to see what new creations Chase Allen had designed. He was the 2014 Martha Stewart “American Made” audience choice winner and has been written up in numerous publications for his metalwork. http://www.ironfishart.com/
We stopped by the community farm to see what they were up to and drove around a bit more before heading back to Bloody Point to rest a bit.
Then it was time for dockside cocktails and sunset again… It’s hard to say which evening was more spectacular. As we approached the dock the light coming through the trees was bathing the branches in orange. I snapped this shot – and a weird orb/ball/sun reflection is in the trees. This shot is through the woods were the cemetery is – maybe one of the internees is watching sunset too.
And I even stopped off and took a picture of one of the headstones that stood out to me for some reason.
I love the plant and tree silhouettes
Wow! What an amazing end of the day.
The next morning it was time for us to depart. Rain had started and bad weather was moving in, so time to load up and GO!
There’s something stalking us… and its very BIG
Nice boat docked in Savannah
Our stalker moving on upriver.
Homeward Bound ~ We’ll be back!
Here’s some previous visits to Daufuskie Island: