Myrtle Beach, SC – Sunrise

Myrtle Beach Sunrise

NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24

A nice way to start a week with a beautiful sunrise from Myrtle Beach, SC.   This was  a summer shot taken around 6:30 AM in North Myrtle Beach.  I wanted to catch the sun in between the pier legs…and hoped to get a reflection on the water.

Here is some info from the web: Myrtle Beach became a town in 1938 and became a city in 1957.  It’s name comes from the wax myrtle, a shrub that grows abundandtly in the area.  History records that the first tourists here were a party of Spaniards from Hispaniola, who landed about 50 miles north of present-day Myrtle Beach and, in 1526, eventually established the first European settlement in the U.S. about 30 miles to the south.  That settlement, San Miguel de Guadalupe, was abandoned the following year, though, and the group returned to Hispaniola. In the next three centuries, the region’s population grew, but slowly.  In the late 1800s and early 1900s, people began to “vacation” here, although it was quite rustic.  Houses and camps were sparse, and there were only few permanent residents at the turn of the century.  But, drawn by the ocean, sand and trees, people began to call Myrtle Beach “home” as the 1900s progressed.  Today it is one of the nicest easy going vacation spots in the USA!

Enjoy and have a great week!