Letter from the Editor: Heat

By Leslie Moore

My husband and I have started kayaking in the creeks near Black River. We both love being near and in the water, but this has been a new experience for me, as I have always spent much more time around the ocean and salt marshes. We launch the kayaks into a swamp filled with towering Bald Cypress trees, and the stillness and beauty there brings us peace and a heightened awareness of our surroundings. We then paddle our way through abandoned rice fields that are lined with gorgeous wild orchids and water lilies before coming to the “big river,” as my husband calls it. Kayaking is a quiet way to move through the water, and we have gotten quite close to many beautiful birds and wildlife. I still love the ocean and my morning runs on the beach, but the river has found a place in my heart.

While the heat sends me outside to play in the water, many along the Grand Strand spend all summer hard at work, ensuring our many visitors a pleasant stay. In this issue, Connie Barnard highlights one of the Grand Strand’s most well-known inn keepers, Clyde Thomas. We also have a few new writers this month that I believe you will enjoy.

Please keep sending me your girlfriend getaway pictures and stories! It’s so much fun to hear about all the great trips you all are taking.

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About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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