Posted by: sunnyharvy | December 1, 2016

South Carolina Low Country

On our way to the coast we had one more overnight near Augusta, Georgia thanks to a Boondockers Welcome host we never met. We camped in a conveniently located grassy storage yard he owns. From there I walked to Earth Fare, a regional organic food market, where I stocked up on goodies for our Thanksgiving dinner.

We hit the coast just south of Beaufort, South Carolina. We camped at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island to avoid the holiday crowds at public campgrounds.

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One of the most beautiful military bases we have visited.

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We rode our bikes all around the waterways and marshlands.

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One of three one-third sized models of the famous monument of the raising of the flag atop Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

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Al getting ready to grill up some turkey thighs for our Thanksgiving supper.

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Not too shabby, eh?

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On the road once again. It’s easy to see why this is referred to as Low Country. Most of the land is barely above sea level.

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Another example of damage caused by Hurricane Matthew all along this coast.

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Historic Beaufort, South Carolina is quite charming.

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A beautiful river side park features a row of these swings.

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One of many fine homes from the Civil War era surrounded by moss-draped live oak trees.

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The Church of the Cross in Bluffton, heart of the Low Country.

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An afternoon nap?

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Down by the lazy river.

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Much less lazy on Riverside Drive in Savannah, Georgia!

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Doing a quick drive-through of busy tourist area.

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Lunch near one of many green squares in the north historic district.

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Lots of interesting old houses around. Some humble.

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Some a tad fancier.

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And others quite grand.

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Up next: Florida, the Sunshine State.

 

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Responses

  1. Pretty area!

  2. absolutely beautiful pics. thanks for including me.
    t

  3. Yes! Lots of interesting old houses. Love the moss on the trees!!


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