Monday, August 5, 2013


In honor of shark week...

Yesterday was such a gorgeous, sunny Sunday we decided to kayak up the Intracoastal Waterway. We put our kayaks in at the Isle of Palms Marina and headed along the shoreline to the North end of Goat Island.

There are plenty of oyster bed beaches along the shore here to explore. I recommend wearing rubber soled water shoes to protect your feet from these sharp shorelines. Always keep a life jacket on children as the currents can be unexpectedly strong.

We hopped in for a swim to cool off ( I also recommend packing more water and drinks than you'd ever imagine you could drink - this is thirsty work on a hot day). As we swam, we realized we were not alone...

Feeding along the shoreline, this hammerhead shark was happy to share the water with us (believe me, we got out of the water to move to a safe spot to get these photos!). This was our first shark sighting outside of an aquarium and it was awe inspiring to watch. I was surprised to see the feathery edges of his fins and how content he was to glide up and down the same stretch of water for a long period of time.

We saw lots of dolphins feeding around this area too and it is a beautiful spot to take in the bright green marsh at this time of year. For more information on putting in at this location, check the links below...

Isle of Palms Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway
1207 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms
check out this amazing video! hammerhead filmed by paddle boarder

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