It’s finally autumn in the Low-country, and there are a few things that you need to know to make the absolute best of this gorgeous southern weather.
First, you’ll need to procure a soft flannel shirt and a comfortable sweater. The temperatures have dropped, but you can leave your heavy coats in the closet. The fall season on Fripp Island is temperate, mild, and the temperatures hover around the mid 60’s.
Of course, “cold weather” is relative. After spending all summer languishing on the warm Fripp beaches, the colder temperatures can be a bit shocking. If you spot someone wearing a winter hat, wool scarf, ski gloves and a down jacket whilst hunting for shells on a brisk autumn evening, you can assume that you’re probably looking at a local (or, more specifically, you might be looking at the author of this blog post).
Fripp quiets down significantly during the fall months. If you are craving a long, tranquil walk on the beach, you might find that autumn is the perfect time of the year to visit us. It is possible to walk the coast for miles without bumping into a single person. We think that Mr. Nathaniel Hawthorne said it best: “I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air”.
Long walks on the beach, for many, are inextricably related to romance. Perhaps, as you amble along the shore, you tend to think about love, passion, and commitment. Or, maybe you are more relatable and less predictable than that. Perhaps you, like many of us, find that walking any distance at all makes you extremely hungry.
Don’t worry, Frippers, we’ve got you covered. Stay tuned for our next blog post. We’ll introduce you to one of our favorite chilly-weather Low-country dishes!