The Island Called, So We Went

The Island Called, So We Went

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”
― Dave Barry

Two years ago, during the winter, I took a huge leap (for me) and joined some great friends and fellow photographers on a weekend primitive camping trip to Capers Island.  That weekend turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life.  I wrote a post about that trip upon my return.  If you would like to read about it, you can do that here.

Last year, I was greatly anticipating joining the same group to spend another weekend on the island.  Unfortunately, 

Camping on Capers Island:  A Closer Look

Camping on Capers Island: A Closer Look

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

My last post, Camping on Capers Island, SC, gave background and details about my recent primitive camping trip with great friends.  If you missed it, you can read that post by clicking on the orange link.  With my post, I included images that gave an overall impression of the landscape of Capers Island.

What I find, as a photographer, that I really enjoy

Camping on Capers Island, SC

Camping on Capers Island, SC

“Never while anything is left of me shall this… camp be forgotten. It has fairly grown into me, not merely as memory pictures, but as part and parcel of mind and body alike.”
― John Muir

Tents, sleeping bags, campfires…oh my!

I have never been much of a camper.  The only camping I have ever done was when my son, Jeremy, was in Cub Scouts.  He needed to have a parent to go with him in order to participate.  I love my son more than anything, so I went.  I went until that magical time when he became a Boy Scout and no longer needed an adult to go with him.  I felt that my camping days were forever over at that time.

That was, until last weekend.  My life changed