Boneyard Beach is named for the driftwood that is pulled in on the tide and deposited on the beach to be bleached bone white by the sun, salt and sand. It's a quick 30-minute excursion from Isle of Palms Marina and well worth the trip. The island really lights up as the sun sets, drawing long shadows on the "bones" that litter the beach.
Sullivans Island and Charleston harbor are so peaceful it's hard to imagine the first shot of the Civil War was fired here when a shell fired from a 10-inch mortar burst just 100 feet above Fort Sumter, seen on the left of the horizon in this photograph.
The fort in the foreground is Fort Moultrie and the bridge in the background is the beautiful Ravenal Bridge.
This photograph was captured with a DJI Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro Hero3+ Black and then converted to a Plotagraph. You can see reviews of all of my gear at Kit.com/Spangard.
Here's another view of the Wild Dunes Boardwalk pool that I featured a few days ago. This time with a little more context. It seems a fitting farewell to summer as we enter into Labor Day weekend.
We took the Bulls Island Ferry from Awendaw to Bulls Island for a little adventure. Bulls Island sits in the middle of the 66,000-acre Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The ferry dropped us off on the protected leeward side of the island. To get to the beach, we trekked a very long mile directly through the island's center. We were rewarded with a near-deserted stretch of coastline. In the mid-summer heat, it was probably a little too aggressive for a relaxing beach day with the kids but we still had a great time!
This summer, the sand bar in front of the infamous Breach Inlet stretched for hundreds of yards out into the ocean during low tide, nearly connecting Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island. We spent a couple of hours walking out on the bar and exploring the hundreds of tidal pools left behind by the receding water. We celebrated our successful expedition with a little sandcastle building when we got back to the Isle of Palms beach.
The South Carolina Aquarium has added a Sea Turtle Care Center, which is a working exhibit designed to aid sick and injured sea turtles, ultimately returning them to the ocean once they're healthy. They even have sea turtle ambulances that are dispatched to recover injured turtles quickly for the help they require at the Care Center.
This photograph was captured with a Sony a6300.