Fun Times at Myrtle Beach SP - Jun 21-27, 2012

We return to the beach regularly to check in with Nancy's Mom.  During our stay this time, we visited her home twice and brought her to the campground for dinner and a walk out on the fishing pier.  She really enjoyed being outside and seeing everyone catching fish.

Bill and Mom enjoying the relaxing place;o)

Food always taste better outside!! 

Nancy looks so tall next to her Mom;o))

Mom watching the fisherman.

Yep.... They were catching Spots!!! 

Most mornings, we walk the beach or ride our bikes. 

Sunday mornings are our favorite time to ride bikes
 as there is very little traffic.

Getting ready to head out.

Directly across the highway from the state park
is a nice bike trail that runs back into Market Commons.

 How about a self-portrait of the Photographer ;o))

It was a beautiful morning for a long ride.
We found some new roads, complete with bike lanes!!

We had to watch out for the wildlife back there ;o)) 

This area is just being developed behind the Myrtle Beach Airport. 

Eventually, there will be more houses and people.
That will help make Market Commons a success.

But for now, we get to enjoy a great ride in a nice setting.

As we left Market Commons,
we past Warbird Park.

 Of course, we had to stop and see the planes!!

On the days we don't ride,
we hit the beach early for a walk.

Walkway to the Beach from the campground.

 Early morning they get the beach ready for the sun bathers!!

Interesting to see the Least Turn, the are rather rare here

Here's a Portuguese man-of-war!!
We have never seen one on the beach before.

Heading back to the Campground

The campground is full.  For some that may mean moving from one site to another in order to stay for an extended period of time.  We once had to move 3 times to stay here for two weeks.

However, these guys found a cool way to move to a new site...
Pick it up and walk it down the road ;o))

We love to surf fish and spent a great day doing that
 with our good friends, Bill and Chris!

I decided to try out my casting net. 

I caught 3 on the first cast!!

That's 2 more than I caught with the fishing pole ;o((

We wanted to get a kayak trip on the intercoastal waterway.
However, the weather and the tides did not cooperate...
Maybe next time!!

 Our last day, we decided to try pier fishing.

We packed our lunch and drinks,
paid our $5 fishing fees,
 found our special spot on the pier
waited for the big one to bite!!

Did I mention it was windy!?!?
Yeah, like 20mph winds ;o((

But, the fish don't know it is windy...right!?!?!
and so we waited and waited and waited ;o((((

 Nancy entertained herself taking photos of things other than fish ;o((((

The BIG dogs were out!!

These pigeons befriended us!! 

This bird was trying to land at the airport without topping the trees!!

We spent the entire day at the pier and finally left for dinner.  Of course, we came back after eating to try one more time.  The pier was almost empty, but we hung in there. Finally, we both caught a sand shark just before sunset;o))

Finally.... A fish picture!!


  1. Someday I'm going to learn how to fish. But I want to catch fish I want to eat :)

  2. We are having the same issue in our campground now...if someone wants to stay for an extended period of time, we have to play musical sites! And yes, some folks pick up their tents and walk them down to the new site! Funny!

  3. That's a very full 6 days. Looks like you had a great time. I'm envying you the dinner outside. I melt in the humidity trying that. Glad to hear it's not too hot for those outdoor doings. Sure looks like fun.

  4. Great times, and great pictures! So nice your Mom can come enjoy the beach and pier with you guys.

  5. Nice that Nancy's mom was able to spend time at the beach with you.

    Love the picture of the guys moving their tent. What a hoot!

  6. We enjoyed the Market Commons and Warbird Park when we were there. We peeked in to the SP and will stay there on our next visit.

    Our Yacht in a Box (Sea Eagle 370) arrived yesterday, looking forward to trying it out in all those neat places you paddle to.

  7. Oh, yea, forgot we used to have a tent like that back in the old days. One time went to pack up on a windy day, took all the stuff out of the inside, then pulled up the stakes and it blew away.

    Glad no one had a camera to take a picture of me chasing it as it went rolling across the campground. :c)

  8. Looks like you guys are having a great time! Neither Dan nor I have the patience to fish! Enjoy your days!

  9. We've walked out on that pier several times and never saw anyone catch a fish. Myrtle Beach SP has over 300 campsites so I know it's real crowded this time of year. Don't get too hot this weekend.

  10. Looks like a nice area. We may have to give Myrtle Beach another chance :)

  11. Your post makes us want to go to the beach. No beaches in Moab. We need to find some water on our next major excursion or drive to South Padre from our site in TX. Nancy's mom looks like she was having a great time.