South Carolina Vacation: Back at Surfside Beach

From Brookgreen Gardens we returned to our Airbnb rental “Nanny & Pops” and ate a light lunch.  Bob ate our leftovers from the previous night’s dinner and added a few grapes.  I ate a tuna salad snack set, a banana and grapes.  I prepared Suddenly Salad pasta salad for this evening’s dinner.  I needed 1/2 cup of mayonnaise for the salad.  I forgot to add mayonnaise to our shopping list, so Bob picked up a small jar at the nearby Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

During the previous day’s beach walk, we came across a small “river” that crossed the length of the beach.  A man told us there is a lake about 4 blocks from us, and the lake is where the water flows from.  We drove to the lake this afternoon.  We did a lot of walking at Brookgreen Gardens earlier in the day, which caused my arthritic knee to ache. We could have walked to the lake, but Bob thought it best that I not overdo it.  We found the small lake, Floral Lake, easily. There was a bocce game being played, when we arrived, at Martin Park.  From Martin Park we walked across a bridge over Floral Lake. 

A footbridge crosses over Floral Lake.
This was the view, looking left, from the footbridge.

Six turtles congregated underneath us, while we were on the footbridge. 

There is a sign at Floral Lake to not feed the ducks or other wildlife.
It appeared that the turtles were accustomed to being fed!

Tonight’s dinner was at “Nanny & Pops”. Dinner included sloppy joes, baked beans, Suddenly Salad pasta salad and, for dessert, cheesecake.

After dinner we went for a walk on “our beach”, just down from the Surfside Pier.  It was windy and cooler than it was late morning/early afternoon.  The change in weather was so refreshing!

This is the channel from which Floral Lake drains into the ocean.

This blog post concludes our activities on Wednesday, February 22.

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