Kayaking at Kiawah Island

Photo Friday: Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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After a late night of gabbing and bourbon, Sarah and I finally dragged ourselves out of bed and schlepped it over to the resort market for a little breakfast before getting in our arm workout for the day.

Kayaking at Kiawah IslandKiawah has a pretty substantial kayaking and paddleboard center, with both rentals and guided tours available. Well, Sarah and I preferred the freedom of paddling where we pleased, so we grabbed a two-seater and went splashing out into the marsh.

Kayaking at Kiawah Island Kayaking at Kiawah IslandI forgot what a great arm workout kayaking is. I kept strategically stopping for photo breaks—or rather, more accurately: resting my out-of-shape biceps (heh)—while Sarah, ultra-marathoner and supermom that she is, propelled us forward, closer and closer to the ocean.

Kayaking at Kiawah IslandWe lasted the better part of two hours before Sarah needed to head home to retrieve the Urchin and I needed to get back to the emails that no doubt had multiplied exponentially in my brief iPhone absence. (Plight of being a business owner: Logging off is not an option.)

Kayaking at Kiawah IslandAnother activity I planned to do while at Kiawah Resort was to go for a nice long bike ride but, uh, you can’t always accomplish everything now can you? (i.e. Work got in the way of fun and fitness. Again.)

Kiawah Island Resort, South CarolinaMy last morning on Kiawah was a foggy one, but I took a little stroll out to the beach to check out the real estate.

Kayaking at Kiawah Island Resort, South CarolinaTurns out I wasn’t the only one who had that idea.

Kayaking at Kiawah Island Resort, South CarolinaMom, Dad and Baby, just out for a family breakfast.

Kayaking at Kiawah Island Resort, South Carolina Kayaking at Kiawah Island Resort, South CarolinaBaby even got brave enough to venture onto the beach a time or two.

Kayaking at Kiawah Island Resort, South CarolinaWhile I’m fully accustomed to seeing deer daily in Tennessee, it was a funny sight to spot them having a snack in the brush that flanked the beach.

Kayaking at Kiawah Island Resort, South Carolina Kiawah Collage-3Yet another aspect that makes Kiawah—with a well-known nature center, there are dozens of sea turtles and herons and other wildlife galore—such a unique and magical place.

Kayaking at Kiawah Island Resort, South Carolina

  • October 7, 2013

    Deer on the beach? That’s amaaaazing!

  • October 8, 2013

    that was so fun.. it seems you enjoyed a lot.. I wish I will experience that too.. 🙂

  • October 8, 2013

    Looks like you really had a blast.. Those deer reminds me of Deer Hunter game.. 🙂

  • October 8, 2013

    They have some really great places for horseback rides and golf as well! Love seeing how close you were to the deer there!

  • October 8, 2013

    i agree, deer on the beach are so fun!

  • October 9, 2013

    Bourbon, deer and the beach… this sounds like the perfect vacation!

  • October 10, 2013

    My family and I have been going to Kiawah almost every summer since I was a toddler. It’s one of my favorite places on earth. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

  • October 12, 2013

    deer on the beach! that’s amazing

  • October 18, 2013

    Looks like you had a whale of a time! Love those pictures, seems like a very beautiful place. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • October 20, 2013

    oooooow, animals so cute.

    By the way, what lake you were here?

  • October 24, 2013

    Your face is telling the truth that you had enjoyed a lot there. Appreciate your shares with us thanks a lot.

  • October 29, 2013

    Wow.. animals are so cute.. Wonderful adventure.. Thanks for sharing, keep update regular it…

  • May 28, 2014

    wow.. that was an amazing place.. i hope i can go there too.. the photos are great too. 🙂 thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • June 24, 2014

    That’s a great experience!

  • June 30, 2014

    Its really worth the trip. I’m glad you guys enjoyed it. If ever you’ll go back there I’ll be glad to join in your team.

  • September 3, 2014

    That was a great experience ever.

  • October 10, 2014

    One of the thing I wanted to do kayaking, I wish someday I could do this.

  • October 18, 2014

    Wow that was amazing Place and nice animal pic.

  • November 27, 2014

    Is it rare to find deers hanging out in that beach? They look adorable.

  • February 9, 2015

    Oh deer! Like they aren’t afraid of humans. Wow!

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