the river never broke a sweat.
it went for miles around us,
running in place
in search of a silent moon.
the darkness was her perfect partner,
leading them all
to the finish line,
where the morning
threw its hands up
as the winner of the race.
we stood on the sidelines,
rooting for time to suspend us,
staring down the clock
and knowing this was
not the end,
but the beginning of our journey
the running river by Marcus Amaker
Nestled on the northern bluff of Beaufort overlooking the May River, aptly named Bluffton is a charming coastal village that has grown in recent years to feature gourmet restaurants, boutiques and the beautiful Montage Palmetto Bluff resort, which was our weekend destination.
The area is special to us as it was the setting for our wedding ten years ago at Oldfield Plantation and now home to Jody’s family. In fact, Little Lovely was able to spend time with her cousins while we had a night away.
After checking into our guest house, we walked to Wilson Village and enjoyed an alfresco lunch at Buffalo’s overlooking the water before exploring the property.
We grabbed our books and a cocktail at the River House to enjoy the view and springlike weather.
From water sports to nature trails, there isn’t a shortage of recreational activities, and hopefully our next stay will be a little longer so we can take advantage of the award winning spa.
For dinner, we hopped on the shuttle and headed to the Canoe Club, a “river to table” restaurant offering sweeping views and local seafood.
After our meal, we found a spot by the fire pit to roast s’mores and look at the stars. A sweet ending to a relaxing day.
With our extra hour of daylight savings, we had time for a walk before meeting up with Eloise and her cousins for brunch at Cahill’s Market.
Hope you had a restful weekend too!