Friday, May 27, 2011
Waterfall purists may scoff at Bull Sluice being included in a guide listing waterfalls, but this Class V Whitewater Rapid is a textbook definition of falling water. Tons of frothing, aerated water explode over this drop each minute, producing an audible roar far downstream.
Bull Sluice may be approached on either the South Carolina side or the Georgia side of the Chattooga River. We went to the South Carolina side and walked down a path to the observation deck. While there, we got to see several kayakers negotiate the sluice. There were also some whitewater rafts --but we didn't get to the overlook in time to get pictures of them. Above and below are some pictures we took while there (April 30).
We had a great time at Bull Sluice --and enjoyed watching the kayakers...
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Any big plans to celebrate this weekend? We will be home --so I will post a blog on Monday. Whatever you do, have a good weekend.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
One of our favorite restaurants at Calabash, North Carolina, on the inlet (where shrimp boats and deep sea fishing boats go in and out) is the DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT... Click HERE to see map of area. You can see Myrtle Beach (on the left --Grand Strand), then Little River, then Calabash, then Sunset Beach and then Ocean Isle where we stayed. If you look at the word Calabash on the map --and drop down toward the water inlet, Dockside Restaurant is located there.
Anyhow, if you want the best seafood in the entire world including hush puppies to die for, be sure and visit the Dockside Restaurant if you are ever in that area.
Here are some pictures we took one of the nights we were there. Above is the water inlet where the restaurant is. We walked out on the dock to see the fishing and other boats. Below are more pictures.
Like I've said, if you ever get to the Myrtle Beach area, a drive to Calabash for some DOCKSIDE seafood must be on your agenda. YUM!!!!
Have a wonderful day. This post has made me hungry --just thinking about that seafood!!!! ha
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Inn offers a delicious breakfast buffet. Our room is perfect for us and includes all of the amenities of a nice motel room. And, as I said in Monday's post, we love being directly ON the beach --so that we can enjoy the beach and ocean from our balcony. Today I will share a few more pictures from this year's trip to the beach..
Hope you enjoyed seeing more of our pictures from the Islander Inn at Ocean Isle Beach in southern North Carolina.
Have a wonderful day.
Monday, May 9, 2011
On the way to the beach we stopped in South Carolina to check out Bull Sluice.. I will show some pictures of that in another blog. Then, on the way home, we made a quick stop at Biltmore --to see if they had any new flowers blooming... YES--they DID!!!!! WOW.... Like I said, it was a fantastic week!!!! BUT--it's nice to be home!
As you can imagine, we took lots of pictures off and on during the trip.. Today, I'll show you a few from the beach, from Biltmore ----and our yard when we got home.
Above is a picture showing the Islander Inn where we stayed. Our room was in Building Two (2nd from right --above the gazebo) --and we were in the top room on the left. We absolutely love being RIGHT on the beach. We leave our door opened all night --so that we can hear the waves. It's awesome!!!! Below are a few more.
Hope all of you had a good week and a blessed Mother's Day yesterday. I talked to all three of my wonderful sons, and my Sweetheart brought four gorgeous Roses inside for me to enjoy... Life is good --what else can I say?????