The Ashley River was clear as glass on Friday morning, and the water didn’t appear to moving, as often happens around high tide. The water coming downstream, from the left in this first image, and the rising tide are equalizing.
Looking upstream, this large Live Oak was dipping in the water.
I passed by that tree then looked back to the east to watch the sun’s rays through the Spanish Moss.
Ashley River From Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, SC
January 6, 2023
Consolidated from Wikipedia and Google: The Ashley River is a blackwater and tidal river, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in western Berkeley County. It widens into a tidal estuary just south of Fort Dorchester, which was a colonial settlement. Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is about 7 miles, as the crow flies, upriver from Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Boneyard Beach at Sunrise, Bulls IslandBulls Island is an uninhabited 5000 acre barrier island off the coast of South Carolina with multiple ecosystems including maritime forest, fresh and brackish water impoundments and salt marsh.
We hoped to get onto the bone yard beach, so named for dead trees that have toppled as the island’s sands shift, before sunrise. The tide chart was with us but strong winds pushed the ocean currents ashore.
So we made do with a second choice spot.
Near the same spot, the next day when it wasn’t nearly as windy, but we still had to opt for choice two.
Bulls Island is an uninhabited 5000 acre barrier island off the coast of South Carolina with multiple ecosystems including maritime forest, fresh and brackish water impoundments and salt marsh.