Last Saturday at the Sewee Center there was a wonderful presentation by Bob Raynor regarding his newly released book about his trips around various waterways of Cape Romain - solo trips made on his small sailboat, the 'Kingfisher'. At the last minute I decided to go and hear him - and I'm glad that I did.
His stories about his sailing adventures in this pristine area were interesting and informative and intimate - but as I listened to him speak, I realized that the hidden gift in his book is that discovery occurs on any scale we want it to: we can walk on the moon, land a vehicle on Mars, we can roam the wilds of China in search of the yellow Camellia nitidissima or get lost in a bacterial biofilm - and we can use the wind to help us explore a wilderness in our own backyard. Even in our own gardens is everything we need for a journey of exploration and discovery. It's all right there, waiting for you.
To learn more about Cape Romain, go here.
To see a description of a wonderful day I had out on Bull Island (a part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge), go here.
To really find out how beautiful this place is, instead of all of the above just go and find out for yourself.