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Okay, I'll admit it... I am in love with all things Charleston. Folly Beach is no exception! From the way the sun rose in the morning over the waves to the small pools the water left behind, we had so much fun at Folly! The sound of the waves combined with the stillness of the salty, morning air makes me a sucker for early morning walks on the beach. That was my favorite time at Folly!
... slaves. In the years following the Civil War, most of these houses have disappeared either from neglect or fire. The remaining are privately owned and open to the public once a year during the Edisto Island Historic Preservations Society's tour in October. We won't be here for the tour but will catch a glimpse and get a feel for it all at the Museum.
Items left behind by those who came to the Island have and still can be found - pottery ...
... with a bit of bush whacking and trail breaking. Then we head off to explore Old Village in Mt Pleasant and then lunch overlooking the Mt P marina. Barb is coming in from KY and joins us here. We split up - Barb and I head for Folly Beach and Bruce is off for his adventures. Kath - we all arrive at FB by 4:30 or so. Unpack - it is wonderful to have an elevator!!!!! Then rock on the porch and listen to the ocean. Bruce - left Kath with Barb ...
... plantations. We had previously been to the Point of No Return on Ill de Gorgee where thousands of black humans were enslaved and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to eventually end up in smaller slave markets like this one here in Charleston. Here in the neighborhood of beauty that was old southern homes, stood an innocent looking reminder of our dark past.
Walking back into town we passed a water fountain that was unremarkable except that it was located in the ...
... part of the experience. Communicating is going to be the biggest part of this trip. It's the best and worst part. I know I'm going to get a lot better at speaking and understanding, but I also know that it is going to be very hard. I can't wait for this once in a lifetime ...