Yesterday, Hurricane Earl passed off the South Carolina coast, far enough away to suck all the bad weather into it, but close enough to make some great waves. My husband and I decided to take the rest of the afternoon off at around 3:30PM and head to the Isle of Palms to see the wave action. Normally we would go to Folly Beach, but the waves there were so big (10-14 feet) that they ate up the beach. IOP on the other hand, was a nice 4-6 ft with a wide sandy beach to relax on, even at high tide.
After surfing attempts by him and white water playing by me in the cooled-by-the-gulf-stream ocean, we headed back home. Flying over the Ravenel Bridge, we saw what is not an infrequent occurrence, but lovely and inspiring all the same. A glowing orange sunset. A perfect end to a perfect Charleston day.