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Photograph of the week: Hunting Island’s salt marsh at sunset

This salt marsh is part of Hunting Island State Park located on St-Helena Island (Beaufort, South Carolina) at the end of US21 just before you enter the Fripp Island vacation community. It is an excellent place for birding, fishing and crabbing along the Marsh Boardwalk Trail which ends with the fishing pier. This photograph was taken a few minutes before the sun had completely disappeared at the horizon. The low angle point of view just above the boardwalk guides your eyes to the last warm sun spot behind the trees. The last note about this salt marsh is that was used for the Vietnam war scenes in the Forrest Gump film starring Tom Hanks. Hunting Island salt marsh Thank you to Hoan Luong for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I love the Carolinas and this is an exquisite shot. Makes me want some fish & to dangle my feet over the edge. Great shot – it does emit the warmth of a sunset on a June evening.

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