Trenchards Inlet, South Carolina

The wind was strong today so we paddled in the sheltered channels between islands. The wind was blowing from the west, so we had a headwind for a good part of the day. Seeing these channels at low tide was amazing. Oysters were everywhere! We saw several groups of people out harvesting oysters too. This evening a cold front moved in. As we were eating dinner, Dave commented on the fact that the wind had died. Within a minute we heard the trees rustling and then felt a strong gust of wind from the northeast. Whitecaps built quickly and we were both glad that we hadn’t been on the water at that moment. We hurried to finish our chores and dive in to the shelter of the tent. Distance traveled: 17 miles by kayak Animals seen: Thousands of oysters 48 American Oystercatchers 2 Bald Eagles 5 Turkey Vultures 6 Sanderlings 8 cormorants 12 Brown Pelicans 5 gulls 3 Red-throated Loons

Dave Freeman is the Executive Director of the Wilderness Classroom. Dave and Amy Freeman have traveled over 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places. National Geographic named the Dave and Amy Adventurers of the Year in 2014.

When the Freemans aren’t on expeditions or conducting school assemblies, they guide canoe, kayak and dogsled trips.

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