i've been going to edisto island since i was a teenager. it really hasn't changed all that much, due to strong zoning laws. mostly it's just beach houses, a grocery store, a place to buy fresh seafood and some restaurants. not much to do there but eat well, rest, and enjoy the fierce natural beauty!
botany bay is always on the menu, with it's miles of undeveloped beaches and wild marsh beauty. the sea is encroaching a small area of live oaks and palms,and when they fall to the ground they are finely polished to a brilliant white or silver by the sea. the sight of all those ghostly, uprooted trees is always a sight.
photographs and words by rebecca wood