Gut Rumbles

August 13, 2005

an old picture


I still like this one. That's my daughter crabbing on my "honey hole" just outside of Bluffton, South Carolina. I took the picture while I was sitting on my ass in the shade of the bridge and letting Sam and Stacey do all the work.

I was "supervising."

Is that a pretty creek, or what? (I like the perfect reflection in the water that I caught. Two Sams in one!) At high tide, the water comes up several feet deep into the marsh. Just around the bend you see there is the May River, one of the prettiest deep-water salt rivers that you'll ever see. I've been skiing on the May River many a time.

Bluffton earned its name because of the May River. Over time, that water carved its way into the banks and left a lot of high ground that is now a 15 to 20-foot drop down to the bank. I started going there when I was in high school and there wasn't shit anywhere, except for fishing shacks and old oak trees.

Now, the yankees have moved in and million-dollar homes squat on the bluff above the river. To me--- they are an eyesore. But nothing ever stays the same forever, and if you have a million-dollar home on the May River, may Bejus bless you with a long life.

Just don't call the law on me if I ride over and crab in your creeks.


Looks to me like there might be a redfish and trout or two in there on a high tide. Ever fish it?

Posted by: GUYK on August 13, 2005 01:39 PM

I'ts about to the point now where a million home on the May is something you tear down to build something appropriate to the lot.


Posted by: recondo32 on August 13, 2005 02:28 PM

A deepwater salt river, with fishing shacks and old oak trees, seems to be a lovely place to spend a day. Nice photo!

Posted by: Bonita on August 13, 2005 04:10 PM

Wow. Great pic A-man! I love me some southern landscapes. Nothing like 'em in the world and I've been from Hawaii to New York and North Dakota to Florida. I love the way Jawja looks. I have no desire to ever leave south GA!

Posted by: Leuthen on August 13, 2005 08:31 PM

It's interesting in Bluffton. The last mile or two before you cross the bridge to the Island is just like being on the damn island. Can't tell the difference. It is still a beautiful area. I keep telling my wife that if my company opens a shop there I might consider moving.

Posted by: Richard on August 14, 2005 05:35 AM

Is that the bridge to Myrtle Island?

Posted by: georgia on August 15, 2005 09:21 PM
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