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May 2010 - Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island - Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC #22

Our first 2 weeks of May were spent in Shelter Cove Marina on Hilton Head Island. Shelter Cove Harbour was designed to resemble the sunny port side villages of the Mediterranean and even though it is located almost 2 hours off the Intracoastal Waterway, the detour and destination was well worth the time. We were overlooking the marsh-lined expanses of Broad Creek on one side and a promenade dotted with shops and restaurants, on the other. At the center of the marina area, benignly surveying the harbor, is a larger-than-life statue of King Neptune; this sculpture forms one of the world's biggest working sundials and our slip was in his shadow.

The weather was so spring-like and perfectly comfortable for a few days following our arrival...but then it warmed up summer-style, although not the stiffling high humidity heat for which coastal Carolinas are known! We had the Perfect Slip in the marina which was parallel and adjacent to the board walk, shops and restaurants--the consummate &…