Mount Pleasant Magazine March/April 2023

53 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com Winter is short-lived in The Lowcountry. It exists only long enough for us to miss the sweet spring breezes, blooming flowers and welcoming waters for which we all live here. When the warm days knock on our doors again, asking us to open them and invite them inside, we’re ready. And when we see that open door, we don’t only want to welcome the sunny days into our abodes; we want to experience them. We want to run out into them and be a part of the vernal glory that’s just better here in the South. Barely north of Mount Pleasant, but south of the famous Grand Strand is a stretch of quiet coastline begging us to explore it. The Hammock Coast, the belle of the ball in Georgetown County, is the perfect playground for day trippers from East Cooper looking to get away — but not too far away. I recently took this trip with my family to simply get a breath of fresh air. I thought it only fair to share the experience with our beloved readers, and to encourage you all to take your own leisure ride from Mount Pleasant to Murrell’s Inlet. A Day Trip up the Hammock Coast BY LORNA HOL L I F I ELD A Lazy Adventure