In photos: It's summer on the islands

Flickr user mikegunh
A view of the Sands boardwalk from the nature observation tower in Port Royal.

Summer has settled into the Lowcountry, and while that brings on much sweating — the nature around us makes it more than worthwhile.

Above and below are several great shots from around the area.

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In addition to the photo up to, Flickr user "mikegunh" offers two shots from downtown Beaufort.

A view of the Waterfront Park marina. 

The Woods Memorial Bridge in downtown as seen from the Watefront Park.

In this next set are shots by Flickr user "pmonaghan" from a trip to Harbor and Hunting islands.

On the Hunting Island naturewalk.

A shell on the sand at the Harbor Island beach.

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