History Press (2005). 192pp. including index. 6.125 x 9.25 inches. Illustrated: 26 color photographs; 30 charts. Paperback. ISBN-10: 1-59629-010-2. ISBN-13: 978-1-59629-010-5.
Situated on the South Carolina coast between Georgetown and Charleston, Bull Island is not just any barrier island, but has been described as the “crown jewel” of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Though known for its matchless beauty, the human history of this isolated coastal isle has for the most part gone unexplored.
Exploring Bull Island: Sailing and Walking Around a South Carolina Sea Island is at once a personal and informative narrative, as well as a guide to the natural wonders of this storied and often mysterious Sea Island. Embarking on a quest to sail the island's connecting waterways and walk the aging roads and trails, accomplished sailor and nature enthusiast Bob Raynor set out to truly discover and understand the fascinating natural and cultural history of Bull Island.
Armed with a keen eye for his surroundings, a natural curiosity to discover the unknow, and his boat — the Kingfisher — Raynor guides the reader through the natural and historical passages of Bull Island. As the reader will discover, Exploring Bull Island is less a journey of time and distance, but rather an excursion through the pristine natural beauty and history of this truly unique Sea Island.
Bob Raynor is a longtime resident of Awendaw, South Carolina, which is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway directly across from Bull Island and Bulls Bay. A recreation therapist in Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, Bob is an avid and accomplished sailor with over twenty years of experience sailing the waters off Bull Island. He and his wife Susan have two children.
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