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.
Some seem plucked from a scary Halloween movie.
There’s lots of spanish moss.
And bald eagles – they look so at home.
There are interesting nests.
And other homes for birds.
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.
Lots of pretty, private anchorages.
It feels remote, serene and calming.