Palmer's Pinckney Inn
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... the residents were quite well off and all looked quite sophisticated as the ambled down the streets full of quite expensive restaurants. It felt like a French Coastal town, with horse drawn carriages going around and quaint houses. One of the big things to do was to have a tour on the horse drawn carriages, so we did exactly that and booked in with one of the companies. This was a pretty cool ride through all the streets, the guide described all of the ...
Left hotel after a really nice breakfast and drove to the visitor centre, booked Alan's Talk of the Town bus tour and although he looked rather dour he was much more informative than yesterday's lady in Savannah. Back at the visitor centre we watched a film all about Charlestons history, mostly about the cotton and rice plantations which of course all depended on the slave workers. Didn't know anything about the rice being ...
... Sumter....It was a brisk day and we were at the ocean. I'm never sure what I need more the ocean or the mountains…The wind almost kept us off the open deck of the ferry, but I could not pass up the view of the sea and the forts with a pane of glass blocking my view. We landed and had a 15 minute orientation about the site. As I stood in the whipping wind, I tried to imagine what it was like to be the Union soldiers who were being bombarded by ...
... West entering Charleston's harbor. On April 12, 1861, shore batteries under the command of General Pierre G. T. Beauregard opened fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in the harbor. After a 34-hour bombardment, Major Robert Anderson surrendered the fort, thus starting the Civil War.
Union forces repeatedly bombarded the city, causing vast damage, and kept up a blockade that shut down most commercial traffic, although some blockade runners got through. In a failed effort to break ...
... with their visit.
Next morning crossing back into South Carolina we enjoyed a picnic lunch from our ‘chilly bin’ in a lovely large church grounds under their trees , finally arriving in Charleston to an extremely HOT afternoon with very high humidity. Within an hour it started to rain, and we have had the heaviest thunder and lightning storm - looks like NO dinner for us tonight :”were not going out in this”.