When cruising, we find that the biggest awe inspiring revelation that we are in a new land comes from foreign vegetation. Living in Maryland for several years, we are accustomed to the deciduous trees and conifers that make up the land. When we left to go cruising, this same flora and fauna was consistant all the way through Virginia and North Carolina. When we reached South Carolina, we started seeing palm trees, but everything else seemed the same and not that striking to us.
When we reached Georgetown, SC, we felt we had gone someplace new!
Spanish Moss hanging from every branch and Resurection Fern growning on all the trees made this landscape feel alien to us! We felt like we had really made it to a new land that has totally different ecology from what we are used to. That made it feel like we had finally made it somewhere new!