With recent temperatures in the 80’s, I would say that spring has definitely “sprung” in the Lowcountry! This makes it a perfect time – almost – to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature. I say almost because, well, the bugs that sting and bite are also out there in nature. As I write this, I have about a dozen itchy bites – and a bit of a sunburn. As the kids say these days: “Worth it!”
Worth it, because in comparison to a year ago I’m now able to hike the ~4.5 mile trail around the abandoned golf course in Royal Pines! Worth it, because I just walked the 10K (6.2 mile) Beaufort Volksmarch, which took me places I had not yet been in this town. The walk wound through the city of Beaufort past some places of historic significance – like the Robert Smalls house in The Point. For information on volksmarching, go here: http://www.ava.org/
The walk also ignored a few historic locations – and I was proud to be able to recognize that! In the nearly three years I’ve called Beaufort home, I’ve learned a lot and I’m still learning. I’m still learning the rhythms of the tides, and the rhythms of the year with UUFB.
I know, though, that soon a number of our members and friends will be leaving for cooler climes for the summer. If this describes you, please know that you are missed and we will all be looking forward to your return!
Rev. Lori Hlaban