Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Hunting Island, Beaufort SC








We returned last night from a trip to Hunting Island, Fripp Island and Hilton Head.  It was nice to get away and spend a few days  at the beach.   I sought out this lighthouse and "dragged" everyone along with me to climb it on our first day there.  It was built in 1873, is 132.5 feet tall and has 167 steps.  


They tried to use "there's a fee" as a deterrent to go up it.  Right.  Needless to say, the money was given to the attendant and we were on our way.  It was fun climbing the spiral staircase and looking at how the structure was built.      


Everyone seemed to enjoy the view from the top following the long haul up. 

Should I say that after all this, I was the one not able to look down and actually had to lean against the lighthouse as I looked out onto the water.   Why then, do I always seek out these lighthouses!  lol 




mariebm56 said...

I love lighthouses!!!!
Thank you so much for posting this....
love all the shots~

deveil said...

I love Hilton Head, I used to go sailing there when I was a teenager.