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New Years at Hilton Head Island

Posted by on January 2, 2013

We picked the Hilton Head Motorcoach Resort as our homebase while visiting Hilton Head. It is an upscale resort with all the amenities you would expect including a lake that is home to turtles and alligators.




I think my only negative about the resort was that it was very dark. there are so many tall trees that you rarely get to see much of the sun. That is probably a plus in the middle of summer.





While we were camped here, two of our RV friends detoured off their path down Highway 95 and stopped in for two nights. Bill and Gielsa have been RVing around the country for 15 years. They are a lot of fun to be with and have a wealth of information to share about Rving to us Newbies.


Bill and Gisela Hilton Head

Bill meets a local gator

Bill meets a local gator

Judie and Mark in front of the Harbor Town Lighthouse

Mark and Judie Hilton head


Happy New Years from Hilton Head

Happy New Years from Hilton Head


Sunsets were beautiful here on the beach.







We had lunch at the Low Country BackYard Restaurant.  This place was not listed in our “places to dine” book handed out at the RV park, we found it on Yelp.  It is Amazing.. Go there and have whatever is the SPECIAL , you won’t be disappointed.  January is the off Season at Hilton Head and it really showed. Many of the shops were closed or on limited hours. That was good for us, we didn’t have trouble parking anywhere.

The Beach is huge and during low tide you can ride your bike for miles on hard packed sand. Also this time of year, dogs are allowed on the beach on or off a leash.  Lily enjoyed that.

Hilton Head Beach

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is located between Hilton Head island and the mainland. It is 4053 acres in size and Wildlife commonly observed on the Island include waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, neo-tropical migrants, and white-tailed deer, with large concentrations of white ibis, herons, and egrets. Other species include the American Alligator, Flatwoods Salamander, Nine-banded armadillo, Bald Eagle, and the Wood Stork. There is no entry fee to visit the island. You can walk or bike the trails but motor vehicles are not allowed past the parking lot.
While we were there we saw a few birds, this is winter and I think the worst time to try to observe the wildlife in this area.

I managed to get a few pictures of some permanent residents.






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