Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kayking Seaside

Myrtle Beach State Park Pier
(Just for the sheer beauty of it)

As promised, I'm sharing some of the photos from a kayaking trip my husband and I took a while ago. The setting....Murrells Inlet, SC. We left at low tide from Oyster Landing near Huntington Beach State Park and headed to the jetties where the creek empties at the inlet into the sea. To me, nothing is more calming and peaceful than kayaking. You are so up close and personal with nature that it's almost spiritual. Maybe that's what Jacques Cousteau felt when he said "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever".   Please enjoy.

You can see the exposed sandbar at low tide near the jetties.
This view is looking back towards Murrells Inlet.

In the foreground you see the rocks that form the jetty.
This is the opening of the creek into the ocean.

This is a view from the end of the jetty looking back
towards Huntington Beach State Park.

The jetties (on one side) has an asphalt top allowing you to walk to the end.
The ocean is rough at times and splashes angrily into the jetties making great splashes.

And here is the end.
Notice the buoy marking the entrance through the inlet into the creek.

Leaving for home. As you will notice, the tide had started to rise. The sandbar is nearly covered. Riding the tide in makes for an easy paddle.

I sure hope you all get to experience kayaking at least once. I love it! As the weather warms, I'm sure we will have more and more paddling adventures to share. And as promised, check back Sunday for all new and fresh pictures in Seaside Sunday.
Paddling on,


  1. Just saying the words Murrells Inlet are magic for my husband. He spent many happy childhood summer vacations in the area and still has a love affair with the place. I showed him your pictures and he sighed. I see us going there again for a refreshing little vacation. Thanks for sharing your photos.

    1. I sure hope he gets to vacation there again. It's a wonderful place.

  2. Hi Laurie,
    You made me remember how much I loved kayaking... haven't done it for years, "gasp"! :D The pictures are lovely and I'm glad to know one other person who loves kayaking!
    Hugs and enjoy your day,
    Beth P

  3. I would love to try it! My only concern is my back. Now, I have a friend who also has back issues and she swears it isn't effected in this position. But one thing I know about back issues, is that what works for one doesn't work for another. BUT.... I am so willing to at least try! Beautiful photos especially as I see the temp is 20 degrees here!

    1. Hi Kadee. The beauty of kayaking, though, is that if you start feeling some tiredness or tightness in your back you can go easier or make your trip shorter. I don't have a problem with it. Our seats have backs so I can lean against it if I start feeling tired. I think you should try. If you come this way, I'll take you out in the creeks or river. It is great fun!