May 28, 2015

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, SC

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If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen some sneak peaks of this post and also seen it postponed. That is because this has been one helluva week. It started out with a fun trip to Daufuskie Island. Then it ended with a semi truck plowing into our car as we were one exit away from our home’s exit off highway 20E. Before I stray too far from the real point of this post, lemme summarize what happened real quick in case you are wondering. Our friend was driving and we all noticed a wreck and traffic ahead therefore we were coming to a stop and the semi behind us didn’t.  The impact was so hard and unexpected that we weren’t able to brace for it. Dustin and I both had our heads fly back so forcefully that it felt like my brain and neck were on fire.  Thank goodness we were in a fancy Lexus SUV because it took the impact like a boss. The back window exploded into a million pieces but the truck and bumper really held up. We are very lucky to just be dealing with bad whiplash.  We’ll be visiting a chiropractor over the next month to get our necks and backs straightened out, literally. Any positive vibes sent our way would be awesome!

Ok, getting back to beachy vacation!

We set out on Friday morning with three other couples and drove into Hilton Head where we loaded up on food and adult beverages then boarded the ferry to Daufuskie Island. That night we ate at the Club House followed by cruising on the golf cart looking for wildlife and visiting the beach.  The following day we went hang at a different beach called Bloody Point (I know, has a bad sound but it’s actually pretty!) and on the way spotted a rum distillery and had to stop for a tour.

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Our tour guide Geoff, was so sweet leading us around giving us all the knowledge. After the tour and some Q&A we had a tasting of the two rums they currently sell. The group’s consensus was that the spiced rum was the yummier of the two and we each went home with a bottle. Gotta love small batch booze!

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My favorite moments of the trip were our adventures in fishing! Not that we caught anything, but we gave it a real good try! Derek was a master at cast netting so we did catch a ton of bait-shrimp, mullet, brim-but the only thing we actually got on a hook was a sassy turtle that kept stealing our bait. Did come close to snagging an alligator but it’s probably a good thing that didn’t happen! Here’s a photo of D and I getting real excited about Derek going after a small gator in a salt water run off! Little guy was too fast and smart for us, it was like playing whac-a-mole!

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One of the spots we fished at was a beach that was covered in oyster shells. Even though it was pretty dangerous walking around because those things are crazy sharp, it was so cool! This is a huge coral piece I found walking to said beach, brought it back with me for some porch flare!

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Here in Atlanta a group of my buddies joined a bocce ball league and when we spotted this legit course on the island we took advantage and got in some practice.  We split into teams and played one game until we decided it was beach time. Watching Jonny go from never having played to owning the course was worth ultimately losing to him!

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Another pit stop was the Iron Fish. It’s a workshop and shop (not pictured) by a local man that crafts beachy objects out of iron. I really wanted one of his mermaids for my mom but it cost an arm and a leg. Seriously the little one above was $345. Oh well, perusing around was worth the trip! And we found a few sweet cats, bonus!

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Here’s a photo of my dude looking all handsome and stuff next to a horse that was a spitting image of his old horse, Argyle, he had growing up.

The final evening we made a huge low country boil, a rum watermelon (cut watermelon in half, scoop out some, fill with rum, refridgerate and enjoy a few hours later!) and a dance party! What a trip! We certainly packed it out with all the adventures. There’s only so much you can do on the island but we definitely did most of it!

All photos snapped by Christina Moscoso, edits by me.

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