Howard Johnson Inn Beaufort / Parris Island
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... major hotel chains have resorts on the island. About 40% (south end of the island) is one big development which charges $6 to access so we skipped it. We were at an RV resort & marina on the NE end of the island near the highway bridge. Many bike trails exist but not close to where we are and we don't want to ride on the busy highways.
We found a Whole Foods market on the island so are restocking fresh food items and drinking water ...
... overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the top of the 167 steps were gorgeous even though the weather turned a little chilly today. The visitors centre in this State Park (which surprisingly stayed open despite the government shut-down debacle) had a great sign on a small fence surrounding yet another swamp - I won't spoil the surprise as I have included it as a photo! We then had a lovely dinner in downtown Beaufort ...
... Over several days we spotted about 30 species of birds.
The beach erosion is severe here; they lose about 10 feet of beach a year. Some parts of the beach and roads are closed due to the erosion, and it’s ugly: downed live oak trees with roots sticking up, bits and pieces of cottages destroyed by waves, including parts of a septic tank. Nature controls here; there’s not much effort to clean up the coastline except near the campground ...
... and take a stroll. The town is just spectacular. Small is the proper description, but inviting. The homes that surround the downtown area are large and beautiful. Crops of indigo, rice and sea island cotton brought great wealth to the region. Of course none of this woud have been possible without the use of slave labor.
The local slaves and their descendants are know ...
... of water every other day.
45 gallon over 30 days.
Pig water is .99$. 45$ per month.
The jug-fill water is free. Pig water is a half mile from camp.
Jug-fill is 6.5 miles round trip.
We came for the good bike riding.
We don't like buying water when a town provides it clean and fresh.
Gertie's cart can handle the load.
We chose the ...