Bay Street Marina (Beaufort, SC)

To celebrate my 49th birthday, I decided to take a day trip to Beaufort, SC to see what I could find to photograph. I started looking for an AirBnB and found a camper to stay in. I had never stayed in one, but thought I might like to own one. I figured this gave me the opportunity to take one for a "test drive" so-to-speak.

I drove down (from Columbia, SC) early Friday morning so I could scout around a little bit. I was hoping to get some sunset shots that I could use in my first art show this month.

I used to live in Beaufort as a teenager, so I was fairly familiar with the city, even though it has really grown up since way back then. My first stop was to Bay Street, which has a really nice Marina, a waterfront park and a lot of really beautiful homes framed by trees dripping with Spanish moss (all of which I photographed).

There's so much to explore there so I think I will need to go back soon and spend more than one day/night. But on this trip, I walked along the battery at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. I was waiting for the sunset because I thought for sure I'd be graced with a beautiful sunset that would fall perfectly over the marina and give me "the money shot".  The photo ideas I have in my head don't always show up in real life and this was one of those times. However, I was able to get a really nice shot of the marina just before full sunset. It wasn't what I had pictured, but I think it was worth the wait. That's the one I'm showing you below.

I came home with 4 or 5 photographs that made the trip worth it. I'm only showing you one in this post, but the others are on my website, if you'd like to take a look.  As for the camper, I think I could live in one…..well, if I could use that for living space but still have a really large shed where I can do crafts and things because I'm a total geek about crafts and a camper won't hold all of that.