S: Girls' Trip to Daufuskie Island November 2011
BC: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain.
FC: Robin, Janet, Contessa, Kristin, Sharon, Keli, Cricket and Claudette Daufuskie Island, SC November 2011
1: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. St. Augustine | Haig Point, the most gated of gated communities.
2: Keli's Beach House
4: I SLEPT ON THE BEACH last night and saw the new moon over the dunes at sunrise, a crescent coasting above a casual slurry of pink and blue, like God got up late and slung color over his shoulder before stumbling off to make coffee. Plovers and sanderlings skittered up and down the backwash and shrimpboats were working Grenadier Shoals. Way offshore, the sea buoys flashed red and white and faithful, while the sunlight gathered and the colors faded and the moon disappeared into a great glory of morning. And all the while the surf was whispering, shawoosh, shawoosh, secrets only those who love this place can hear. Daufuskie, it gathers in the back of your throat and tumbles around like poetry. ~ Roger Pinckney
8: The 1972 Pat Conroy Book The Water is Wide was set on Daufuskie, fictionalized as "Yamacraw Island." The book recounts Mr. Conroy's experiences teaching at this school on the island in the 1960's.
9: The Mary Dunn Cemetery is nestled at the end of a narrow root laden lane among old pines and live oaks. Members and descendants of the Martinangele family, among the island's earliest settlers, were the first to be buried here. | The number of Gullah cemeteries on the island far outnumber the white. Often difficult to find and even harder to discern one plot from another, most of the island's Gullah cemeteries are at waters edge. Time and weather and tide have taken their toll; devastating many sites, remains washing into the sea.
16: Warning: These are trained professionals. Do not try these shots at home.
19: Bike riding is an important part of Fat Camp.
20: African drums are silent and the Wingos are poets at last Out on Daufuskie Island, the bulldozers bury the past And the low country sinks, she cannot swim the dogwood feels the hurt While the foursome plays on borrowed days in their alligator shirts Now I realize who killed the Prince of Tides How can you tell how it used to be When there's nothing left to see One night they put a price on the sunset and that got the whole earth shakin' Those rose from the grave both the weak and the brave 'cause history was there for the makin' And the winos surrounded the condos forming a frail human fence And they shouted out loud to the roar of the crowd "Same old story, more dollars than sense" | The 1988 Jimmy Buffett song "The Prince of Tides" laments the urbanization of the island and the loss of the Gullah inhabitants, the descendants of freed slaves.
21: Now I realize who killed the Prince of Tides How can you tell how it used to be When there's nothing left to see Paperback novels make young girls dream and Judy's spending quieter days in the stream With Giovinno, Goodman, Phil and Mac D, they were such good friends to me Now I realize who killed the Prince of Tides How can you tell how it used to be When there's nothing left to see Heaven knows but God decides When to kill the Prince of Tides How can you tell how it used to be When there's nothing left to see Nothing left to see And beach music beach music beach music just plays on
22: It's not voodoo, it's FUN-doo...
23: In 1883 the Bloody Point Lighthouse was designed as a front range light, meaning that when the ship lined up the front range light with the rear range light the ship was in the channel. In 1899 erosion ate away at the beach and the lighthouse was moved 3/4 mile inland with the help of oxen. During the 1950's the oil house was converted to a small winery, at Cricket's request..
24: ORB | ORB | Aliens sucking out Sharon's brains?
25: I swear I know where I am going.
26: Bloody Point lies at the southern tip of Daufuskie Island and got its colorful name because of several Indian battles that took place there in the early 1700's.