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Good morning my last day on the water. I leave from Charleston tomorrow morning. We have 60 miles today which is around 5 hours depending on how calm the water is. They changed the forecast darn so now we may hit some thunder showers and rain right now it is sunny with clouds so we will see.
I have unfortunately woke up with Bryan's cold :-( I hope. I don't get it too bad. We are boxed in on the dock it will be very interesting getting out of here this morning, ...
... the mansions here attest. The Drayton family built two mansions on the Ashley River Road and we toured both. Drayton Hall is unrestored and survived the scorched earth policy of both the British in the War of Independence and the Union forces during the civil war. It still has no electricity or plumbing and remains untouched since the 19th century. The other Drayton home ...
... get photos of that but they may come later! When it got dark enough, we headed out to a car park and watched the extremely distant fireworks. Honestly, I miss fireworks having the 'WOW' effect because now they are no longer special. After seeing them twice a week in China, they are not as amazing. Anyway, we are on our way to Charleston so more stories to come! Fine ...
... I got to see it filled with ducks!
After having this first hand experience of the plantation and learning alot about slave history in the area, Laura dropped me back into Charleston before she headed of to her next exciting destination. I chose a more leisurely afternoon of wandering Charleston's streets and visited the Aiken-Rhett House Museum. It was built in the 1820s and only renovated twice (in 1830 and 1855). Instead of being renovated, this house is ...
... of the old houses there, to eat, then to a concert - The History of Charleston Through Music - which was great with good performers doing classical, civil war, gospel and jazz. Then we went on to the theatre - November by David Mammet, a political comedy. But it wasn't possible to tell if the script was any good because the acting was awful (amateur - hadn't spotted that in advance) so we ducked out at the interval and wandered around South Carolina in the dark for ...
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