Bob Raynor And The Cape Romain Archipelago


Tracing Cape Romain Archipelago by Bob Raynor (The History Press, 2009)

Last year at the Sewee Center there was a wonderful presentation by Bob Raynor regarding his newly released book about his trips around various waterways of Cape Romain – solo trips made on his small sailboat, the ‘Kingfisher’. At the last minute I decided to go and hear him – and I’m glad that I did.

His stories about his sailing adventures in this pristine area were interesting and informative and intimate – but as I listened to him speak, I realized that the hidden gift in his book is that discovery occurs on any scale we want it to: we can walk on the moon, land a vehicle on Mars, we can roam the wilds of China in search of the yellow camellia or we can use the wind to help us explore a wilderness in our own backyard.

Head over to Bob Raynor’s blog and read more about his adventures in the Cape Romain Archipelago – here’s his introduction on his blog:

“Welcome. If you have found your way here, either you know me, or are interested in Bull Island and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. My life has become linked with these places, both through voyages on my sailboat Kingfisher and my writings. These pages contain information about my two books, Exploring Bull Island: Sailing and Walking Around a South Carolina Sea Island, and Tracing the Cape Romain Archipelago. I have added a Bull Island blog for periodic musings. Other goodies include other voyages in the Cape Romain area with accompanying maps and slideshows. And more photos that I could not include in the books. And more maps of Bull Island and the Cape Romain area. Some visitors to this site may be preparing for a trip on the Bull Island ferry, or may wish after their island adventure to learn more about the natural and cultural history of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. So enjoy navigating around this website, and come aboard Kingfisher to explore these special places.”


To learn more about Cape Romain, go here.

To see a description of a wonderful day out on Bull Island (a part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge), go here.

To really find out how beautiful this place is, instead of all of the above just take a short detour off of Highway 17 in Awendaw, SC and go and find out for yourself.

Check out Coastal Expeditions tours of Cape Romain.