Carolina Marsh Tacky on Hilton Head Island

Carolina Marsh Tacky Horses

This horse is a Marsh Tacky. Marsh Tacky horses are small compared to other horses, less than five feet tall. Standard is 13 to 15 hands or 52 to 60 inches.  They have rather short sturdy legs and a narrow chest. They come in a lot of different colors; bay, black, chestnut, dun, roan or […]

Hilton Head Scenic Byway

Hilton Head Scenic Byway

There are a lot of different ways to drive to Hilton Head. We often try out a different road. This month’s GO Magazine from AAA has an article, Escape to the Coast This Fall, that suggests different drives. It recommends the Hilton Head Scenic Byway. We never noticed any signs, but we will look for them. […]

Alligators on Hilton Head Island

Alligators on Hilton Head Island

There are a lot of alligators on Hilton Head Island. You see them near freshwater and brackish lagoons and ponds and on the golf course. They’ve even walked out of the waves on the beach. They are native to the island. The average female is about 8 feet long. The average male is about 11 […]

Easy Birds to See on Hilton Head Island

Easy Birds to See on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island Audubon Society says you can spot up to 200 types of birds on the island. These birds are common. These are all either photos we took on Hilton Head Island or birds we see a lot. Tips When you see a bird, watch it and note identifying characteristics. Shape Color and markings […]

Kayaking Skull Creek

Kayaking Skull Creek

We usually stay at Bluewater Resort & Marina when we visit Hilton Head Island. It is a timeshare resort with a private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway. They offer free kayaks and life jackets while you stay. You have to do an orientation, which is just watching some videos and a short lecture. Then you […]

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island

Beaches, Golf Courses, Tennis Courts, Shops, Galleries, Outlet Malls, History, Culture, Festivals, Restaurants… There is so much to do on Hilton Head Island! Hilton Head Island is off the coast of South Carolina, just 20 miles from Savannah, Georgia. The island is probably best known for golf. There are over 40 golf courses on and […]

Golf Tips for Beginners on Hilton Head Island

Golf Tips for Beginners on Hilton Head Island

Golf can be a lot of fun. Some people take it very seriously. We just have a good time once a year when we are in Hilton Head. We stay at Bluewater Resort, which comes with Golf Privileges at Golden Bear Course in Indigo Run and The Country Club of Hilton Head. We’ve also played […]

Bird Watching on Hilton Head Island

Bird Watching on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head is a great place for birders. There are more than 200 varieties of wading and shore birds, raptors and song birds. Even if you don’t know what you are looking for, you will enjoy all the wildlife. These are some of the best places to see birds: Hilton Head Island Birding Trail Maps […]