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So much to be thankful for! Thanksgiving on Dewees

Happy Thanksgiving from Dewees
Happy Thanksgiving from Dewees: scrabble gobble collage with game parts, courtesy the Heinz family

Thanksgiving on Dewees is often the dividing line between our warm autumn and chillier winter weather.  This year, the week started with a cold front, but by Thanksgiving, temperatures were in the mid-70’s and the light was just beautiful for photography.  The fish were biting, and all over the island golf carts cruised (or limped) by with giggles and a sense of joyous adventure.  From enjoying sunrise on the beach with neighbors, to celebrating as fish were caught, to sunset dolphin cruises, to welcoming new families, we have so much to be thankful for on Dewees. One of my favorite things is riding around the island and catching up with neighbors.  Carey Sullivan at Serendipity says, “Thanksgiving on Dewees is my favorite time on the island. All the wonderful aspects of Dewees…long beach walks, lots of nature sightings, and time with family…only minus the heat, sunscreen and bug spray! It doesn’t get any better!”

Here are a smattering of photos from multiple perspectives around the island this weekend. Put together, they speak volumes of gratitude.

Dewees Island beach photo by Claudia deMayo
Sunrise looking north, Claudia deMayo
dewees island sunrise
Boardwalk tree at first light, Claudia deMayo
Ocean sunrise:
Sunrise: Emily Fairchild
Dewees Thanksgiving sunrise
Watching with a friend, Judy Fairchild
Thanksgiving on Dewees
Sunset at the rice trunk, Bill Sullivan
Thanksgiving on Dewees
Moonset at the Rice Trunk, photo by Judy Drew Fairchild
Thanksgiving on Dewees Island
Setting Moon, photo Claudia deMayo
dolphin sunset safari, Mark Heinz
dolphin sunset safari, Mark Heinz

Big Fish (Topher Jakes), Judy Fairchild

live oak with moss in sunset Dewees Island
Sunset through the Oaks, photo Claudia deMayo
Fall colors, Judy Fairchild
Fall colors, Judy Fairchild
Rays on the walkway, Bill Sullivan
Rays on the walkway, Bill Sullivan
All together, Laura Daves Heinz
Sullivan Family Portrait, Bill Sullivan


Wings up, Judy Fairchild
Chapel Pond Family Portrait, Judy Fairchild
Sunrise, Bill Sullivan
Sunset at Chapel Pond, Reggie Fairchild

Going for it!

Patience. Judy Fairchild