Hilton Head Island History, Wildlife and Ecology

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Hilton Head Island is a great place to take wild life photos.
Hilton Head Island is a great place to take wild life photos. | Source

Hilton Head Island Ecotours

Group of tourists learning basic kayaking skills before going on a group tour of the Calibogue Sound.
Group of tourists learning basic kayaking skills before going on a group tour of the Calibogue Sound. | Source
Same group venturing out into the water for the guided tour.
Same group venturing out into the water for the guided tour. | Source

Hilton Head Island Boat Tours

Miles of sandy beaches, fabulous sunsets, lush subtropical folliage, luxury resorts, spas, golf courses and watersports make Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, a world class tourist destination but learning about the history, wildlife and ecology of this island can also be a very enjoyable part of vacationing here.

This article will provide information about fun ways to learn and discover the island's unique history, wildlife and plants through onsite visits to local parks, museums and tours.

Picture yourself touring the beautiful Calibogue Sound aboard a hard bottom Zodia Boat, having an up-close and personal encounter with Bottlenose dolphins and other marine wildlife, or stepping back in time and enjoying a tour of nearby Daufuskie Island, made famous in author Pat Conroy's classic book, The Water is Wide, about his year of teaching there.

How about sailing on a catamaran and watching dolphins play all around you as you lay on the boat's trampoline or taking a sunset cruise of the salt marshes and tidal creeks?

If you're adventurous and fascinated by live reptiles and amphibians you can book an alligator and wildlife tour.

Think kayaking is boring or are afraid to try it? Few experiences are more awesome than paddling on moonlit waters and from mid April through early November you can take a safe guided tour with an interpretive naturalist and kayak expert.

Never kayaked before? No problem. There are many different kinds of kayak tours that begin with a brief paddling clinic, including kayaking basics and simple strokes. All tours allow you to see and experience nature and the local wildlife on an intimate basis.

If you prefer to see things from a different perspective you might enjoy parasailing where you can enjoy stunning aerial views of the sound, marshes and island.

Or have fun learning a new sport such as stand up paddle boarding.

If you love horses you can go to the 603 acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve and take a horseback or Clydesdale carriage ride through winding trails beneath a canopy of Palmettos and moss covered oaks past a 4,000 year old shell ring made by Indian moundbuilders and lakes that sparkle in the sun like shimmering jewels- Lake Mary, Joe and Thomas. In springtime you will see wild flowers in full bloom and each season brings an ever changing array of wildlife, plants and flowers.

The rest of this hub will focus on some specific places you can visit that will enhance your knowledge of the island and will include many photos of the wildlife, museums and land.

We shall start at the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center & Museum of Hilton Head Island. Click on the thumbnails to see full size photos.

Hilton Head Welcome Center Photos

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The Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center and the Museum of Hilton Head Island is a great first stop on your vacation to the island.The welcome center has beautiful exhibits and many brochures, pamphlets and booklets about activities, events, lodging and historic locations on the island.Visitors to the welcome center may enjoy stunning views from the back deck and may also picnic there.The center has a sweetgrass exhibit and on most days one can watch Michael Smalls or another Gullah descendent weaving baskets. Gullah tours can be taken from the Welcome Center.Hilton- Head-Opoly games can be purchased in the gift shop at the welcome center and are a fun way to learn about Hilton Head Island.The Crazy Crab restaurant is adjacent to the welcome center and is a great place to enjoy seafood overlooking the sound. Entrance to The Crazy Crab.View from outside deck of The Crazy Crab restaurant which is adjacent to the welcome center.
The Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center and the Museum of Hilton Head Island is a great first stop on your vacation to the island.
The Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center and the Museum of Hilton Head Island is a great first stop on your vacation to the island.
The welcome center has beautiful exhibits and many brochures, pamphlets and booklets about activities, events, lodging and historic locations on the island.
The welcome center has beautiful exhibits and many brochures, pamphlets and booklets about activities, events, lodging and historic locations on the island.
Visitors to the welcome center may enjoy stunning views from the back deck and may also picnic there.
Visitors to the welcome center may enjoy stunning views from the back deck and may also picnic there.
The center has a sweetgrass exhibit and on most days one can watch Michael Smalls or another Gullah descendent weaving baskets.
The center has a sweetgrass exhibit and on most days one can watch Michael Smalls or another Gullah descendent weaving baskets.
Gullah tours can be taken from the Welcome Center.
Gullah tours can be taken from the Welcome Center.
Hilton- Head-Opoly games can be purchased in the gift shop at the welcome center and are a fun way to learn about Hilton Head Island.
Hilton- Head-Opoly games can be purchased in the gift shop at the welcome center and are a fun way to learn about Hilton Head Island.
The Crazy Crab restaurant is adjacent to the welcome center and is a great place to enjoy seafood overlooking the sound.
The Crazy Crab restaurant is adjacent to the welcome center and is a great place to enjoy seafood overlooking the sound.
Entrance to The Crazy Crab.
Entrance to The Crazy Crab.
View from outside deck of The Crazy Crab restaurant which is adjacent to the welcome center.
View from outside deck of The Crazy Crab restaurant which is adjacent to the welcome center.

Start at Hilton Head Island Welcome Center

The ideal place to begin learning about the island is the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center & Museum of Hilton Head Island which is off Rte. 278 just after you cross the James F. Byrnes Bridge. The center has beautiful displays and many brochures that will help you plan your own adventures or book tours with experts.

I recommend picking up a copy of "101 Things to do on Hilton Head Island" which is sure to have suggestions for activities that will appeal to everyone in your vacationing group or family.

Some excellent free pamphlets/brochures about wildlife, birds, ecology and island history that are available at the center include:

  • "Birding on Hilton Head Island, SC" published by the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society. This glossy brochure shows photos of some of the most common birds and lists 10 hotspots where novice and expert birders are most likely to find them. For more information go to www.hiltonheadaudubon.org.
  • "A Guide to Hilton Head Island Historic Sites," published by the Hilton Head Island and Blufftton Chamber of Commerce. This is a pull-out brochure and map that includes a brief history of the island and highlights 16 sites that have historical significance.
  • "Around the Horn: A Self-Guided Tour of Historic Honey Horn." Honey Horn is a historic house that was once a private home and hunting retreat but is now home to the Coastal Discovery Museum's gift store and many permanent and temporary exhibits. The museum has many family-friendly seasonal programs and tours and this brochure highlights some of them.
  • "NMFS Southeast Region Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle viewing Guidelines" is a glossy fold-out pamphlet that teaches visitors a viewing code of conduct that will ensure visitor and marine mammal safety. It also has information about Federal laws and fines that may be incurred if the laws are not obeyed.
  • "Adventure Guide to the Lowcountry" is a glossy 15 page pamphlet published by Outside Hilton Head Outdoor Outfitters that details water sports and adventure tours. You can find more information about their tours at www.outsidehiltonhead.com . This is not the only company that offers these kind of tours but because it has 5 different locations throughout the island you're likely to find one close to where you're staying.

Tips:

  • If you are hungry when you're at the welcome center consider eating at The Crazy Crab Restaurant which is right next door and has delicious seafood with fabulous water views (I included photos in the welcome center tour).
  • Or have a picnic on the outside tables on the deck of the welcome center. The deck is shaded by live oak trees.

Visit Honey Horn Plantation

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Back patio overlooking fountains. The wetlands can be seen beyond the portico. Side view of the Honey Horn mansion. Carolina Jessamine is the state flower. This and other native plants and flowers can be seen at Honey Horn.Close up of one of the flowers in the Camellia Garden.Many different kinds of camellia bushes are in the Camellia Garden.Majestic live oaks also line the Camellia Garden Path.Picnic benches are adjacent to the Camellia Garden path.One of several boardwalks providing excellent bird watching activities.Wood Nymph Sculpture sign. Wood Nymph Sculptures adjacent to the Osprey Outlook Boardwalk.
Back patio overlooking fountains. The wetlands can be seen beyond the portico.
Back patio overlooking fountains. The wetlands can be seen beyond the portico.
Side view of the Honey Horn mansion.
Side view of the Honey Horn mansion.
Carolina Jessamine is the state flower. This and other native plants and flowers can be seen at Honey Horn.
Carolina Jessamine is the state flower. This and other native plants and flowers can be seen at Honey Horn.
Close up of one of the flowers in the Camellia Garden.
Close up of one of the flowers in the Camellia Garden.
Many different kinds of camellia bushes are in the Camellia Garden.
Many different kinds of camellia bushes are in the Camellia Garden.
Majestic live oaks also line the Camellia Garden Path.
Majestic live oaks also line the Camellia Garden Path.
Picnic benches are adjacent to the Camellia Garden path.
Picnic benches are adjacent to the Camellia Garden path.
One of several boardwalks providing excellent bird watching activities.
One of several boardwalks providing excellent bird watching activities.
Wood Nymph Sculpture sign.
Wood Nymph Sculpture sign.
Wood Nymph Sculptures adjacent to the Osprey Outlook Boardwalk.
Wood Nymph Sculptures adjacent to the Osprey Outlook Boardwalk.

If you're longing to stroll through the grounds of an old fashioned plantation, picnic under live oak trees, enjoy boardwalk views of the marsh, view educational films, exhibits and attend lectures, walk through a butterfly sanctuary and see the flowers and plants that are native to Hilton Head Island visit the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation.

There are also many special events held on the grounds throughout the year. For more information visit the Coastal Discovery Museum website at www.coastaldiscovery.org or call 843-689-6767.

Gullah Tours in air-conditioned vans depart from here. To learn about the Gullah people view the Gullah Tour video.

Gullah Tour Video

Photo Tour of Coastal Discovery Museum Exhibits

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Baby turtles hatching display in the children's room. Loggerhead turtle skull.Gullah craft items for sale in the gift shop.
Baby turtles hatching display in the children's room.
Baby turtles hatching display in the children's room.
Loggerhead turtle skull.
Loggerhead turtle skull.
Gullah craft items for sale in the gift shop.
Gullah craft items for sale in the gift shop.

Visit Heritage Library: Bringing Past to Life

History buffs from every state will enjoy a visit to The Heritage Library which is a genealogy and history center on Hilton Head Island,.The library is an authorized branch of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, and part of the research system of the Genealogical Society of Utah.

Knowledgeable volunteers will greet and guide you to the large collections of materials on local, regional, state, and national history. The library's collections include CDs, microfilm and microfiche records, books and periodicals and there are computer work stations where patrons can access and search the library's indexed holdings.

Those interested in genealogy can use one of the computer work stations to access the major research websites such as AncestryLibraryService, FamilySearch, Genealogy.com, Origins Network, Heritage Quest, and Footnotes.

Library staff and volunteers also provide community education through lectures, workshops, and seminars on a wide range of historical and family heritage topics.

There is a nominal fee of $10 per day to use research materials, and nominal fees for lectures and workshops. It's also possible to purchase a 1 year membership for full access to the library and other benefits. For more information call 843-686-6560.

Visit Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge sunset.
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge sunset. | Source

Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge was once part of a plantation owned by Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney during the early 1800's. Though no plantation structures exist today, visitors can get an experience of what Hilton Head Island was like before it was commercially developed.

Almost two-thirds of the refuge consists of saltmarsh and tidal creeks. There is also forestland and freshwater ponds and the combination of these habitats support wildlife such as waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptor, white-tailed deer and American alligators. Visitors may also see groups of white ibis, herons and egrets.

Pelicans are Abundant on Hilton Head Island

No matter where you go on the island, you're likely to see pelicans flying overhead or resting on posts.
No matter where you go on the island, you're likely to see pelicans flying overhead or resting on posts. | Source

Photo Tour of Compass Rose Park

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Statue of Charles Fraser walking with an alligator.
Statue of Charles Fraser walking with an alligator.
Statue of Charles Fraser walking with an alligator.

Visit Compass Rose Park

Compass Rose Park has meditation fountains and several open pavilions that show a pictorial history of the initial commercial development of Hilton Head Island which began in 1956 when Charles E. Fraser developed the now famous Sea Pines Resort. Fraser was a committed environmentalist and went to great lengths to protect the trees that were within the Sea Pines Plantation and later developers and also the Town of Hilton Head followed his example.

Learning about the care and planning that went into preserving nature, wildlife and trees on Hilton Head Island, and which was put into reality when Sea Pines was built, will help you appreciate this stunningly beautiful community even more.

Tips:

  • Compass Rose Park is a great place to relax, watch great herons and egrets, picnic at one of the small tables and/or bring a board game such as checkers, scrabble or chess. You can also bring your laptop (there's free Wi-Fi), ipod, Kindle or Nook to use while resting on a bench or on the wooden swing.
  • The park is a great place to eat some award winning ice cream from the Hilton Head Ice Cream shop located in Fountain Plaza which is just across from Compass Rose Park.

Photo Tour of Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum in Sea Pines

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View of the Lighthouse Museum from the other side of Harbour Town Marina.View from the top looking down on Harbour Town Marina. Note that a live oak tree was preserved during the construction of the harbour which was orignally designed to be a perfect circle. Display showing the building of the lighthouse. Photo display of Arnold Palmer who won the first Heritage PGA Golf Tournament at Harbour Town Links.View from top of lighthouse looking out onto the golf course.Display of the Baynard Ruins which are within the Sea Pines Resort. Picture of working penny press which visitors can purchase as souvenirs. Riders at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Plantation getting ready to go through the forest preserve.Boy and dad petting a Clydesdale horse at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines.
View of the Lighthouse Museum from the other side of Harbour Town Marina.
View of the Lighthouse Museum from the other side of Harbour Town Marina.
View from the top looking down on Harbour Town Marina. Note that a live oak tree was preserved during the construction of the harbour which was orignally designed to be a perfect circle.
View from the top looking down on Harbour Town Marina. Note that a live oak tree was preserved during the construction of the harbour which was orignally designed to be a perfect circle.
Display showing the building of the lighthouse.
Display showing the building of the lighthouse.
Photo display of Arnold Palmer who won the first Heritage PGA Golf Tournament at Harbour Town Links.
Photo display of Arnold Palmer who won the first Heritage PGA Golf Tournament at Harbour Town Links.
View from top of lighthouse looking out onto the golf course.
View from top of lighthouse looking out onto the golf course.
Display of the Baynard Ruins which are within the Sea Pines Resort.
Display of the Baynard Ruins which are within the Sea Pines Resort.
Picture of working penny press which visitors can purchase as souvenirs.
Picture of working penny press which visitors can purchase as souvenirs.
Riders at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Plantation getting ready to go through the forest preserve.
Riders at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines Plantation getting ready to go through the forest preserve.
Boy and dad petting a Clydesdale horse at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines.
Boy and dad petting a Clydesdale horse at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines.

Visit Harbour Town Lighthouse & Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum is inside the Sea Pines Plantation Grounds which is the private, gated community originally developed by Charles Fraser. Visitors must pay a $5.00 one day entrance fee per car regardless of number of passengers for a parking permit that must be displayed at all times.

There is free parking and a trolley shuttle during the summer, early fall and late spring months. As parking at Harbour Town is very limited, it's best to use the trolley shuttle once inside the Sea Pines Plantation.

The Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum is an iconic landmark that people from all over the world recognize. Visitors can take the Lighthouse Legend Tour for an informative, fun, and educational experience that offers fantastic views of Harbour Town. For more information go to http://harbourtownlighthouse.com .

Discover the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve on horseback. The preserve encompasses 603 protected acres that will let you experience a true feel of the untouched Lowcounty. Horseback riding trails and Clydesdale Carriage rides wind through a canopy of live oak trees draped with Spanish Moss and Palmetto trees. Reservations must be made in advance by calling the Lawton Stables at the Sea Pines Resort 843-671-2586.

HHI: A Beautiful Place for Nature Lovers

Plan a Trip to Hilton Head Island

I hope that you now realize that Hilton Head Island, South Carolina has far more to offer than just world class beaches and golfing. This hub has only touched upon a few of the learning opportunities, tours and museums that are available but it should give you a good start on planning a vacation to Hilton Head.

I suggest contacting the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce before your visit and requesting a copy of The Official Vacation Planner that they publish each year. The Chamber can be reached at 1-800-523-3373 (toll free accessible in USA only) or 843-785-3673. Their website address is hiltonheadisland.org.

Hilton Head Island

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A markerThe Heritage Library -
852 William Hilton Pkwy #2a, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
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The Heritage Library.

B markerHarbour Town, Hilton Head Island -
Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum, 149 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
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Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum is a museum and gift shop that's housed inside a lighthouse. The view from the top is stunning.

C markerLawton Stables at Sea Pines Resort -
190 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, USA
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D marker Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn -
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC USA
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E markerChamber of Commerce Welcome Center & Museum of Hilton Head Island -
100 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, USA
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Comments 36 comments

Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

Simply lovely. When you write excellent travel articles, you know you've nailed it when you've convinced someone that they should travel there. Bookmarked for someday, voted up and everything else. 50 photographs? Besides the photographs, I know you worked hard at designing this Hub.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Arlene V. Poma,

Thanks so much for the lovely comment and specific feedback. It's great to know it inspired you to visit Hilton Head someday.

Yeah, I did work hard on this one but it was a labor of love- when I find great locations I enjoy sharing them on Hub Pages.

Thanks again for your kind words. They're greatly appreciated.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Gail your making me want to go visit Hilton Head more and more. Sailing with the dolphins, kayaking, lets see...oh yea horseback riding the wildlife refuge and so much more. My impressions have done a 180 since reading your hubs on the island. Gail are you familiar with Hunting Island? I spent summers on that near undeveloped wonder as a boy. The shore there is my 'off the beaten path' go to beach sometimes.


writeronline 4 years ago

What a beautifully evocative Hub. I've never even heard of Hilton Head, but now I feel like I've been there.(50 photos!!) I suspect many people, closer to the location than I am, *will* go to Hilton Head as a result of reading your sincere and genuine piece. It looks like a fabulous place indeed.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Alastar,

How idyllic it must have been to spend summers at Hunting Island. Yes, I have been there within the past few years and the state park remains undeveloped and pristine. I can see why it's still your 'off the beaten path' go to beach sometimes.

Much of Hilton Head has been developed but what I love about it is that there are still places which feel pristine such as Pinckney Island and the Preserve in Sea Pines. I can also ride my bike on the beach until I get to areas which feel private (there are a limited number of public access areas but all areas of the beach itself are public). Sometimes I ride far enough from the public access so that it's just me and the dolphins! Other times I enjoy festivals and events that draw large crowds.

Right now the Coastal Museum at Honey Horn has a large exhibit about the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island's role during the Civil War and I've enjoyed several lectures on that topic that were sponsored by the museum which I found very interesting.

Glad you enjoyed the hub and thank you for your lovely comment.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Writeronline,

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the photo tour and learned a bit about Hilton Head Island from this hub.

Thanks so much for taking time to leave such a lovely comment. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as is your ongoing support of my writing.


writeronline 4 years ago

Hi again HBN, I figured this is the perfect candidate for Pinterest. So I just pinned it. On my board called 'Rather be doing this'. (You're the initial and so far, only entry..)

I'm not sure how I feel about Pinterest, but I joined to secure the writeronline handle, and as these are your own photos, I know I won't be inadvertently setting you up for any copyright hassles.

And, after pinning it, I saw that you've joined up anyway...


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Writeronline,

Thanks! That's really cool! I haven't actually used it yet but what I read about it sounded like it might help generate traffic and shouldn't infringe on copywrite.

I'm honored that you liked the picture enough to Pin It.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Your Hub could be in a travel magazine. The pictures and information are perfect and enticing. I really enjoyed this one.


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BobbiRant 4 years ago from New York

Great travel options here. I have been to this state but not to Hilton Head. Great pictures and I don't have Pinterest but have contemplated signing up for it. If so, it will go on mine too. Very nice tour.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi BobbiRant,

So glad you enjoyed the hub and the photos. South Carolina has a lot of beautiful places to visit but I particularly love Hilton Head because I'm partial to oceans and the tropical feel of the island.

Appreciate your feedback and friendship.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Hyphenbird,

Wow. I really appreciate your feedback as I admire your own photography skills so much. I spent a lot of time writing this one but it was a labor of love because this place is so beautiful.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Gail, what a marvelous adventure you have been experiencing. I loved your photos! You are really becoming quite the excellent photographer showing off the magnificent sunset, birds and other highlights. The turquoise on those parrots are amazing!

Well, I can hardly wait to get packed and started on my trip down there, LOL Well done-voted up and across minus funny


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Oh Denise, you are such a doll reading and commenting on so many of my hubs tonight. Thanks for all your support.

Yes, I've been having a great time taking photos and doing research for hubs like this. I like the fact that photography makes you focus on things you might otherwise miss and it's fun to share photos.

Thanks again for your support.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

Beautiful, beautiful photos. Particularly with the white flowering trees and that stunning swan photo I felt awed, and that sort of satisfied feeling you usually only get when you actually are in the beautiful place. Your photos captured that magic completely.

I’d never heard of Hilton Head before I read about it in your hubs, and I agree with Alastar - the more of your hubs I see, the more I’d love to visit it. And I agree with Arlene that this must have taken such a lot of time.

I love that you have highlighted the eco aspect of tourism there too; it’s so important to support people who are actively working to preserve our planet.

All in all, a lovely hub.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks Melovy, for your incredibly generous comment. Your feedback, support and encouragement mean so much to me.

I read your hub about Chile a short time ago and found the photos stunning, the tips invaluable and the prose entertaining and I'm glad you've added travel hubs to your broad range of writing topics.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

HI Gail,

I have heard of Hilton Head but never knew that there were so many things to do and see such as you have presented in this fabulous hub. It is obvious that you really like this place, and it shows. Thanks for showcasing it for us who have yet to visit. Votes up and will share.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Peggy,

So glad you enjoyed it and learned something you didn't know. Yes, this was a labor of love.

Thanks so much for the feedback and vote up.


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winbo 4 years ago

I loved ur photos. Beautiful beautiful


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Another beautiful hub and one that makes me want to head over there right now...Such a wonderful place to enjoy the frills of summer. Thank Gail..I really enjoyed this!


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Troyangeluk 4 years ago from UK

fantastic well detailed hub, love the pictures


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Winbo,

So glad you enjoyed the photos.

I appreciate you leaving a comment.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sunnie,

I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Troyangeluk,

So glad that you enjoyed the hub and photos and thanks for taking time to leave a comment. It's greatly appreciated.


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

You've convinced me I need to take a trip down that way for a vacation. My sister and I will have to meet you down in Hilton Head some day. Are you sure you don't work for the HH tourist industry? LOL They should be paying you for all this great publicity you're giving them.

By the way, I love your idea of the cluster of photos and the mini "photo tour" - very clever.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Danette,

Thanks for a good chuckle. Wish I were being paid by the HH tourist industry but my travel hubs are labors of love. All kidding aside, I do enjoy sharing my photos and travel experiences this way.

Am glad you enjoyed it. I'm sure you and Denise would love the island and would be fun guests! We could be the "three camera packing gals from HubPages" each writing about the same sites from a different angle!

LOL.

Thanks for all your great comments.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Incredible tour as usual. So much detail in your writing that really is exceptional. You give websites and phone numbers and prices and so much more! Your work is awesome Gail! And I'm not even talking about your beautiful photography. It's a perfect package!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Sharyn,

I think I'm becoming addicted to your comments as they always make me feel so good! Thanks so much for the kind words and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your cyber visit tho Hilton Head Island.

Cappy and his wife came to visit last week and it was fun being able to show them the island in person as they'd never been here before.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

This was such a beautiful hub! I got completely drawn in! lol! I want to go there now, and the photos were amazing, thank you for a beautiful read, voted way up! nell


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Nell,

So thrilled that you enjoyed the hub and photos. I love everything about Hilton Head Island and am always happy to share what it has to offer with others.

Thanks for the vote up. It's greatly appreciated, as is your lovely comment.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Another wonderful hub which I share on my FB pages.

Voted across the board too.(minus funny)

Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend Gail.

Eddy.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Eddy,

Your kind words and generous share have certainly gotten my weekend off to a great start! Thanks so much for your support and the vote up.

I'll be stopping by your profile page later.

Hope you, too, have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Hub Hugs & Love,

Gail


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Wow! This is an incredible Hub with so many colorful photos, a well presented and written Hub voted up!


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This fantastic hub is amazing with all the information and colorful pictures. It is nearly as good as a visit to Hilton Head. My sister and her family live in SC and I'm sure they know of this beautiful place personally. Makes me want to take a vacation there. Very nice.


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi DDE,

So glad that you enjoyed the hub and photos and thank you for the vote up and positive feedback. It's greatly appreciated.


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Peg Cole,

Hope you do get to vacation in this lovely island, sometime, and also get to visit with your sister and her family. It would be a great place to link up together!

So glad that you enjoyed the hub and thanks for your specific feedback. It's greatly appreciated.

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