Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hunting Island State Park

Jewel and I spent an afternoon at Hunting Island State Park. We climbed the Hunting Island lighthouse, which is the only lighthouse open to the public for climbing in South Carolina. It was a great view from the top of the lighthouse and interesting to read the history and technology. The lighthouse originally worked with a combination of flame, reflectors and moving parts that covered and uncovered the flame to create the flashing light. The lighthouse had to be relocated at one point because the coastline was shrinking. Even now it is much closer to the water than it was when it was moved.

The staircase up. Obviously, being South Carolina in the summer, it was hot and muggy on the trip up and water bottles weren't allowed inside. However, it made stepping out at the top into the fresh air feel amazing.

Little windows on some of the landings.

From this view other island and sand bars are visible.

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