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Spring Training

While large swatches of the country shivered, Hilton Head was busting out all over
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Hilton Head Island is where golf goes to get over its Masters hangover, but last week's Heritage also offered the chance to revel in some much-needed sunshine, at least until Sunday. For six days, and again on Monday, the balmy island felt like spring break for adults, at which a bike ride on the beach or a walk through fields exploding with wildflowers always beckoned. For a chilly nation still awaiting first bloom, nothing could be more appealing.

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Photographs by Gary Bogdon

 Hull ofa Time!

The most elegant party on Tour is on Saturday night of Heritage week, whenthere's ship-to-ship sipping at Harbour Town marina.

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 Princeof Tides

Evocative driftwood speaks to the island's low-country ties. The J. WiltonGraves Bridge (horizon) links to the mainland.

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 WeeSing

Family fun comes in many forms. Singer Gregg Russell has been around nearly aslong as the Liberty Oak, which serves as his backdrop.

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 SeePines?

Sure, they're a can't-miss for anyone traveling the miles of bridged walkingpaths through the verdant Sea Pines preserve.

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 Past IsPresent

The Heritage dates to 1969. Hilton Head's Anglo heritage can be traced toaround 1788, when Zion Cemetery was opened.

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 DawgDays

School spirit is always on the menu at Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe, thegathering spot for the island's Red-and-Black Nation.

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 Cycle-O-Rama

The Tour isn't in Florida anymore. Low-impact bikes are the preferred mode oftransportation on Hilton Head beaches.

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 Splendorin the Grass

The color schemes of certain fashion-forward pros have nothing on thewildflowers that adorn the island.