Dreaming of Daufuskie?

Doesn’t this video help you dream of Daufuskie Island and Haig Point Club? Well I can help you make that dream a reality!

There’s something about a trip to Daufuskie that takes you on a trip back in time, and to a quieter way of life. The only way to get to Daufuskie is by boat or by ferrry. Haig Point has it’s own ferry service available for residents and guests, and the rest of the island is serviced by various ferry and charter services. Very few cars are permitted on the island (outside of Haig Point) and the primary mode of transportation is by golf cart. So yes, it is a little difficult getting here but oh so worth the effort.

The 8 square miles of Daufuskie Island hold a wealth of history, pristine golf courses, sparsely occupied beaches, artistic & culinary surprises, and friendly people. There is also an Equestrian Center, a an artisan village, farm & community garden, a marina if you happen to have your own boat, and a lighthouse you can actually rent for a weekend or special event.

I am happy to arrange a Discovery Experience for you on Daufuskie Island to find out if you’d like a piece of paradise here. In the meantime, here are the current listings for Daufuskie Island. Contact me at 843.505.3132 or email me to arrange your personal tour of homes.

Daufuskie Island Homes for Sale

 

Lori Bee, eXp Realty serving Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and the surrounding SC area. Contact her at 843.505.3132 or e-mail her at Lori@LoriBee.com .

Friendly Flipper

A friendly dolphin smiles at us after stealing our bait!

You never who you are going to run into, and make friends with here around the lowcountry.  On this occasion, it was a very friendly dolphin.  It was obvious he was used to boats and fishermen.   Probably some well meaning tourists and even locals, have fed him, but we highly recommend against that because then they tend to lose their ability to hunt for themselves and they also get injured getting too close to boat propellers.

We enjoyed his posing for the camera and his truly friendly smile from afar.   And the only food he got was the bait off the hooks he stole from us before we even realized it.   I think the smile was his ornery way of saying, “gotcha.”  😀

Have a beer and save some wildlife…

Have a beer and save some wildlife. Check out this fabulous idea from Saltwater Brewing !

To say that I love this idea, is an understatement!   I love our sea life, and I love beer.  And for that matter pop too (yes, my WV dialect comes out in that statement).   I do cut all of my plastic rings, but as they indicate in this video, that simply isn’t enough as birds and turtles still ingest them.

Check out this amazingly cool idea from Saltwater Brewery and make sure to support their efforts next time you are out on the boat.  And for that matter, share this post and let it be known to other breweries and beverage distributors that you think this is awesome!

Daufuskie Buddy

Friendly ghost crab on Daufuskie Island, SC. Photo by Lori Bee

You never know who you’re going to meet and make friends with on Daufuskie Island. This little guy followed me around on the beach.

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“Water, Water Everywhere. But Will There Be A Drop To Drink?”

Learn about how we protect one of the lowcountry’s most valuable resources: water!

I love where I live.  And important part of life here in the lowcountry is water.   We love our water.   So when I had a chance to join the Hilton Head Association of Realtors, Sustainability/Environmental  Task Force a couple of years ago, I jumped at the chance to become more involved at protecting the land, water and resources that make the lowcountry such an excellent place to live.

Our first priority was water. So we arranged for an informative panel to educate our fellow Realtors about the issues affecting our water quality.  Here is the e-mail we sent out:

Water, Water Everywhere –
 But Will There Be a Drop to Drink?

Friday, June 10
9:00am – 10:30am
HHAAOR

PANELIST 
Dick Deuel, Development Project Manager BJWSA
Kelley Ferda, General Manager South Island PSD
Pete Nardi, General Manager, Hilton Head PSD

Quality drinking water is at the forefront of many residents today. Did you ever wonder if we could be another Flint, MI? While we are surrounded by water, what is the future of our water supply in the Lowcounty and how can we help conserve it?

Come and learn from a panel of the area water supply companies
on how our local utilities are making sure that our lifestyle is preserved.
Be educated about how to answer questions from your customers and clients!
We held the event last Friday and below are my notes.  Honestly there was so much information, I couldn’t write it down fast enough so I encourage you also to take a good look at the info on the pictures slides as well.   We look forward to hosting a PUBLIC event for everybody to learn about how we protect, clean, and conserve our water resources here.   But I thought I’d share this info for now.  I also encourage you to look carefully at your bills and website for water quality information.  And never take it for granted what comes out of your tap, and do your part to protect and conserve!

The utilities on the island are 100% recycled for golf courses and wetlands. Unique program. 1 billion gallons a year!
3 utilities on island: Hilton Head PSD, Broad Creek PSD, and South Island PSD
45% of water is from reverse osmosis. 18% from wells in HHPSD.
9% drop in demand here. National trend.
12 million gallons available a day in HH PSD .
316 gallons per day per and customer. A lot of that is irrigation.  Best to be below 7000 gallons per month, per household.
Reverse osmosis plant treats 4 million gallons per day. Can expand to 6.
Floridian Aquifer 600ft deep
Aquifer holding system is VERY unique in that water is stored in the millions of gallons in the Earth’s crust and released when needed!
Savannah River supplies about 26% of water in HH PSD
Important that supply is diversified. IE Hurricanes!
Consumer confidence report online for BJWSA
Savannah River supplies 96% of BJWSA
There are plans of course to expand and prepare for the future thru plant expansions and pipeline extensions.
Aquifer wells offer unique and convenient, massive storage.
The water out of our tap is about a half a penny, 1500 times cheaper than bottled water!
All water utilities have a joint task force to prepare fore disasters: ie, Hurricanes & Earthquakes.
BJWSA uses the Floridian Aquifer less than 1%

And last but not least, here is a video from Beaufort Jasper Water on The Value of Water, that I think will put things in perspective for everyone!

Palmetto Bluff Photo Tour

Enjoy a brief photo tour of Palmetto Bluff by Lori Bee, Realtor. 843.505.3132 for homes for sale.

It’s no secret that Palmetto Bluff is MY personal favorite community in the lowcountry.   I spent the afternoon with my dear friend, and fellow Realtor, Rochelle Ferguson with DR Horton Homes, talking about new construction in the area, while we did a walking photo tour around the bluff.  Here are a few pictures.  Each one will expand on as you click it.

And as always, if you’d like a list of available homes or your personal tour around Palmetto Bluff, feel free to call me at 843.505.3132 or email me at Lori@LoriBee.com .