|On the beach at Pawley's Island near where we're staying, we watched little shore birds -- sanderlings -- pecking at jellyfish.|
Southern Food: Rustic Table Restaurant, Pawley's Island.
|First southern food: a smashburger with celery-root slaw and onion jam. The six|
of us had fried local shrimp, fried green tomatoes, fried oysters and local other treats.
|In the book Buttermilk Graffiti, which I've slowly been reading,|
author Edward Lee mentions Texas Pete Hot sauce, which was
on the table with the tabasco. I'll write more about this book sometime.
|Our companions for the week: Larry, Arny, Tracy, and Elaine.|
The Rustic Table is considered one of the best local restaurants, featuring
the cooking of chef Adam Kirby.
Birding: Huntington Beach State Park and Pawley's Island
|Herons and egrets are in all the many waterways that criss-cross the low-lying beach communities along highway 17.|
|We caught sight of a very elusive bird that we had never seen before: you|
can just make out this clapper rail in the oyster beds exposed by low tide.
|Eventually he obliged us by walking into the water where he was easier to see.|
|Len got a photo that included his rather big foot!|