The other day I carried a second camera. I wanted to take a few random shots from different dikes and marshes as we walked.
One particular dike has at least 5-6 trunks running through it feeding several old rice fields. Getting open shots is easier by a trunk, less reeds and grasses.
In the above, the tree line on the left is the next dike to the one I’m standing on. This gives a good perspective of how large some are. The tree line is maybe 1+ miles away.
Here is the beginning of a dike trail, it ends by the tree line in the second image above. Marsh is on either side. The left side is where I shot numerous Spoonbills and Pelican several months ago.
As I walked the sun was covered by clouds, but just a few drops of rain. Of course it was just at freezing making it less than comfortable. The wooden structure in the distance is another trunk on a dike across from the trail.
Last is yet another dike and trunk. The ultimate source of water in these shots are the ACE Basin rivers flowing into the nearby St. Helena sound on the Atlantic.
The Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto (ACE) Basin is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. The marshes are approximately 350,000 acres.
Why we have a lot of Alligators, just sayin.