The South Carolina coast from Pawleys Island, north through Myrtle Beach, and up to Ocean Drive Beach, is known as the Grand Strand. When I was a child we would drive about 80 miles from Bennettsville to spend a week there each summer. Except for the Ocean Forest Hotel (demolished in 1974), it was all homes and cottages.
This image shows the coast looking south from Ocean Drive. You can see the line of high-rise hotels extending down to Myrtle Beach on the far left. Because of the curvature of the coastline, these appear to be out in the ocean.
This photo was taken at low-tide.
I took this photo on June 26. This weekend (July 4), most of those hotels are probably fully booked.
I had a high school math teacher, Mr. Huggins, who spent summers renting beach umbrellas along the coast. I liked Mr. Huggins. His knowledge of geometry and trigonometry was pretty good.
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Flying in to Raleigh-Durham airport. I attended my 62nd high school class reunion in Bennettsville, SC.
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