I think I first saw Morris Island from the north end of Folly about 15 years ago. I was just visiting Charleston then, but my first thought was, "How do I get out there?" and my second was, "How is that lighthouse still standing?"
I still don't know the answer to the latter, but I do know how to get out there ... and I highly recommend it. A trip out to Morris Island is the perfect family adventure for all types and ages of family.
Despite this being mid-Winter (well, mid-something) we scheduled a trip to Morris Island well in advance with our good friends at Charleston Outdoor Adventures. Since we use them throughout the year for boating and kayaking, we were treated to a 'private' boat piloted by Captain Luke. Not only did this provide some flexibility, we also took some extra time with the 'pirate ship', a pod of dolphins (3rd smartest creatures if you ask us humans), and at the kids request, couple of playful doses of "Superspeeeeeed".
Rather than exercising my typing skills a little more, maybe attempting to spin some prophetic prose, I think some photos from the trip more than describe it:
"Pirate Ship" located off Bowens Island
"I'm Queen of the World!"
The Lighthouse viewed from inland on Morris Island.
Morris Island Lighthouse - 2017
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