Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116PLAYTIME 24 Just up the road, the ACE Basin has 350,000 acres of tidal creeks, home to dolphins, alliga- tors, eagles, ospreys and more. Edisto Water Sports glides a pontoon boat through this im- mense estuary preserve, once the site of rice plantations that brought affluence to the area prior to the Civil War. Hunting Island State Park boasts5,000acres of maritime forest, complete with a campground, a pier, 5 miles of beach, an 8-mile hiking trail and the only lighthouse in South Carolina open for climb- ing. The park attracts more than 1 million visitors annually, including those that come each March for the Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon. More leisurely paddlers can explore the surrounding in- lets in search of nearly 200 bird species. Port Royal’s CypressWetlands Park dazzles, with boardwalks and pathways, an observation deck and awesome views. Visit at low tide to wit- ness rarely seen creatures, like white-shelled peri- winkle snails and mud hens. Even in downtown Beaufort, nature holds do- minion. “The Green,” an undeveloped one-acre blockintheheartof“ThePoint” neartheBeaufort River, remains open park space. The Port Royal Sound Foundation’s new Maritime Center on Lemon Island features bird- ing walks, eco-boat expeditions, and more. The Beaufort County Open Land Trust pur- chases unspoiled real estate to protect our precious waterfront views, and now preserves more than 23,000 acres. Tour the Factory and Museum America’s ONLY Plastic Kazoo Factory See how kazoos are assembled imprinted and packaged. 150 Vintage kazoos dating to the 1840s. Build you own kazoo! Monday-Friday 9-4 $5 for People over 3 800-326-0358 12 John Galt Rd., Beaufort www.TheKazooFactory.com Family Owned & Operated Full Service Marina Fully Stocked Ships Store Restaurant/Bar Overlooking the Beautiful Beaufort River 1 Port Royal Landing Dr., Port Royal, SC 29935 (843) 525-6664 • www.PortRoyalLandingMarina.com Boat Slips Ship Store Drive on Docks On-Site Restaurant Valvtect Marine Fuels PHOTO BY MARK SHAFFER