Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kiawah Island beach

If you visit Kiawah Island, I highly recommend renting some bikes for the duration.  There are a handful of companies that will deliver bikes right to your cottage.  We went with Island Bike & Surf.  The little island cruisers were perfect for biking around all the bike trails and even for biking right on the beach.
biking down the beach

The tide comes in and out so far, it creates a really wide stretch of hard packed sand during low tide.    Just right for biking and very easy beach walking.
low tide

We found several perfect sand-dollars and even some live ones.  Tons of little hermit crabs, big horseshoe crabs...   cool stuff.

dolphin spotting

We biked down to the inlet and were able to see the dolphins strand feeding (not our video).  They work together to herd fish up onto the bank, and then they splash around eating up the stranded fish.

strand feeding

Basically, Kiawah Island is dolphin infested.  It's awesome.  Rent or bring a kayak and a bike. You can spend a few days just tooling around the island watching all the critters.  They aren't shy; you can't miss them!

10"x8"x0.5" acrylic on canvas
Thick blobs of paint, puffy clouds, beach, and a dolphin.  My work here is done.

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