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Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island, SC, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Hilton Head LIghthouse

Tall & Handsome and I were in Savannah for a few days to take care of some business. Imagine our surprise when we found out we were just a hop, skip and jump away from Hilton Head, SC. Another place to mark off my list of “places to visit” was within a 45 minute drive.

I really should get a theme song that says, “ROAD TRIP!”…

For those of you who have never been…there are golf courses galore on Hilton Head Island…for as far as the eye can see. But, you know my feeling about golf. I agree with GK Chesterton: “I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles…”

My interest was in locating the lighthouse…and locate it we did! The view from the top was spectacular. The sky was unbelievably blue that day. There are 114 steps and I could only take 10 at at time with intervals of rest…T & H insisted upon that! (He’s very good to take care of me and help me accomplish goals with my disabilities. There are ways to accommodate bothersome disabilities and still see what you dream of seeing.)

The lighthouse is located on Hilton Head and is known as Harbour Town Lighthouse. It sits at the Harbour Town Marina and is a relatively new lighthouse. Building began in 1969 and was completed in 1970. It is operational and the 18th hole of the Harbour Town Golf Links is nearby.

At the top you will find a gift shop and museum. A lovely young woman named Nadia was there when we visited. Nadia was originally from Serbia and was just a delight and very knowledgeable. Be sure to check out the Museum and Shop at their website.

We had a very enjoyable day…something we’ve needed for a while…

More pictures to follow…

© 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved

 

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