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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Causeway Birds

Huntington Beach State Park (site #21)
Murrell’s Inlet, SC

I just had to get some more pictures from the causeway to share with everyone.  There are so many migratory birds here but the easiest to catch are the Egrets.  They love to pose.
Egrets love to pose  Great Egret

I had not noticed this heron before.  It’s a Tricolored Heron and he was looking for lunch.
Tricolored Heron  Tricolored Heron walking in the sawgrass reeds

There are lots of different ducks that I can’t figure out one from the other.  I had a blurred picture of a Bufflehead but I think this shot of a pair of Hooded Mergansers came out pretty good.
Female and male Hooded Merganser

We all got together with Bill and Nancy on Thursday and went for another paddle.  We were on the Waccamaw River again using a boat landing at Highway 9 near Longs, SC.  It was more traffic noise but it was a pretty day meandering along in the kayaks.
IMG_0786  IMG_0787

On Friday evening, Gin and I along with Dan and Tricia again gathered at Bill and Nancy’s house and we went out for dinner at Capriz in the Broadway on the Beach shopping center in Myrtle Beach.  Afterwards, we walked around to see the shops and lights.  It was delicious food and great company.

The time for us to leave is drawing near but we have really enjoyed our time at a great campground and time with great friends.  If anyone is travelling anywhere near this area,  take the time to spend a few days here.  We love the beach and the causeway birds.
Beautiful day at the beach! 
Great Egret at Huntington Beach  Reflections of a beautiful day

We will go back to NC to spend time with our families for Christmas and then get the paperwork done on the house.  We can hardly wait to get that straight so that we can go to Florida to get a new MH!

Life is what you make of it…today is tomorrow’s yesterday.

7 comments:

Mike and Terri said...

Great pics!

It won't be long now until your house is closed. Woo hoo!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Wonderful pictures, you must have lots of patience to get those shots (or a large memory card).

Have a wonderful Christmas with your families. Here's keeping our fingers crossed that the house paperwork goes without a hitch.

And we'll be waiting excitedly to see your new motorhome. What a neat way to start off the New Year!

Nancy and Bill said...

It was so much fun spending time with you two:o)) Hope your Christmas is Merry and the house closing goes smooth and swift.

Would love to see you in Flordia ;o))

Safe Travels and Happy Trails....

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Looks like you are having a great time just hanging out :)

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

That looks like a place that I'd just want to stay and stay...which kind of defeats the purpose :)

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We'll be waiting for the good news so we can "pop that cork"!

New MH shopping will be sooo much fun!

Sherry said...

What a fine time you are having down there. But I'm sad to think that Winnona may never get to see Wanda again. :-(

Will we maybe see you at the Tampa RV show??? hope hope hope......

Dan and Tricia said...

Love the birds - especially the pelicans...dontcha know? :-)

You guys are great and we look forward to seeing you both in FL.