This live oak grew sideways after a hurricane blew it over when it was small. Hurricane Gracie? or Hazel?
The bottom limb is black now, has rotted a bit. That limb is about 5 feet over the high tide in the marsh below the tree.
Imagine being a kid and having your dog climb a tree with you (since many limbs are almost horizontal).
Laying on a tree limb and rolling off into the water.
Summertime and the living was easy.