If we told you that we were in pain after spending the day at Hilton Head Island, you might guess that is because we got a terrible sunburn.
However, that is not the case at all. Although the temperatures reached into the mid-60’s, the wind was blowing quite a bit. Therefore, we wore shorts and sweatshirts while we were on the beach.
Our intent was to enjoy some relaxation time near the ocean. And of course, take a walk down the beach like we did in Destin, FL.
So we decided to take our shoes off and let our bare feet get a feel of both the ocean and sand.
We originally decided that we would walk for a half an hour, and then turn around and return back to our chairs.
However, after about 25 minutes, both of us were struggling with sand getting clumped beneath our feet.
So we decided to cut our walk a little short and head back. It wasn’t until we brushed the sand off our feet that we realized that we had a bigger problem.
Both of us had huge blisters on the balls of our feet! From the sand?? Really??
I know that our pale feet aren’t in ‘beach shape’, but we never thought it was possible that either of us would get a blister, let alone both of us!
So as we hobbled back to the truck and camper, both of us realized how painful it was to walk, even with shoes on!
Driving Around Hilton Head Island
We decided that taking any additional walks around this beautiful island was out of the question. Instead we decided to view the remainder of it from our vehicle.
The scenery around us was absolutely gorgeous. The live oak tree lined streets hid any indication that this was a beach town. In fact, not once did we see the typical beach store trying to sell you anything from shell necklaces to the latest screen printed t-shirt.
As we continued to drive it was actually difficult to see any storefronts at all. The trees blocked the views of the strip malls and grocery stores.
In addition, the buildings were all painted in the same taupe color. And the street signs were no taller than 6 feet and set quite a bit off of the main road.
As we continued our drive we notice several bikers taking advantage of the paved bike paths in the area. And now that I think about it, we probably passed just as many bikes as we did cars.
What a wonderful way to get around Hilton Head Island! We wished we had more time to explore everything this town has to offer.
But instead, we decided that we would end the night with a dinner at a local restaurant. However, like most beach towns, the parking lot was very full and we had to park a great distance away.
Typically, that wouldn’t bother us at all. However, I am sure at least one person, if not several, got a good laugh at us waddling to the front door!
Here’s to hoping that the blisters heal fast so we can enjoy Charleston!
Happy. Traveling! Jim and Mary
CURRENT TRIP STATUS TO DATE:
- Day 184 of 365
- States : 23/50
- National Parks / Monuments : 21
- Stayed In : Charleston, South Carolina
- Miles Driven : 54.4
- Total Trip Miles To Date : 19,380.5
- Total Gallons Used : 1,384.3
- Biking Miles : 0.0
- Biking Miles To Date : 190.0
- Hiking Miles : 4.2
- Hiking Miles To Date : 422.3
On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States
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