Going on vacation and maintaining a photography blog causes a huge dilemma for me. When you are taking hundreds of photos every day but you are so busy sightseeing and having fun that you only have time to do a quick post at the end of the day, how the heck do you decide which photo to post? 🙂
Isle of Palms is an absolute dream! For two mornings in a row now, Mike and I have dragged our butts out of bed while it was still dark and rushed down to the beach to capture the sunrise. I would have loved to sleep in a bit, but as the pinks and oranges began to creep up from the horizon, I realized that a sunrise over the ocean would be well worth waking up early for, and was it ever!!! I couldn’t stop snapping pictures. This morning after the sun had risen, Mike and I went back inside to grab some breakfast, and then we headed right back out to walk the beach for a couple of hours searching for treasures and great photo ops. Here is one of the first shots that I took yesterday morning which was just a teaser for what was to come. It was still quite dark at this point, but the colours were stunning! Like I have said before, there is no better way to calm the soul in my mind than to watch a sunrise over the ocean.
That’s it for tonight because I am absolutely exhausted from all the bargain shopping we have been doing. Yesterday we shopped some great sales and then today we visited the City Market in downtown Charleston which stretches for 4 city blocks. It’s a great place to find an amazing variety of crafts and goods made by the locals. Tomorrow we are heading to Johns Island near Charleston to see the famous Angel Oak Tree, a Southern live oak which is 1500 years old and stands 66.5 ft tall and measures 28 ft in circumference.