The whole family spent last week at HH. The beach is beautiful; the crowds not so much. Rush hour was about 6 hours a day. We had a house with a canal in the back yard, complete wit a couple of gators. Just past the canal was a hole on the golf course.I spent a lot of time in the back yard because as hot as it was, it was shaded by magnificent live oaks and palm trees. I got to see a lot of bad golf.
The highlight of the trip for me was a late afternoon paddle at the Pinckney Island NWR which is a series of marsh islands just before you cross Skull Creek to enter HH. Most visitors never realize they are there.
My grandson and I spent a couple of hours cruising the islands and ended the day almost outrunning a huge T-storm. We just got a bit damp.