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One of the prettiest stretches of the Intercoastal Waterway is the Waccamaw River, north of Charleston.  It’s miles of cypress swamp:  dark water, spanish moss, and trees that grow right up out of the water.

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Some seem plucked from a scary Halloween movie.

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There’s lots of spanish moss.

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And bald eagles – they look so at home.

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There are interesting nests.

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And other homes for birds.

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These clumps of floating flowers are water hyacinths, an invasive species that have been causing problems and are now illegal to import, sell and distribute in South Carolina.

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Lots of pretty, private anchorages.

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It feels remote, serene and calming.

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Just right.

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5 thoughts on “The Cypress Swamp

  1. Absolutely beautiful and totally looks serene and calming! (We just returned from the Cape and can’t wait to catch up on your journey!)
    xoxoxo

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