Charleston - Days Inn Historic District
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After breakfast at our 'local', we headed north along the coast to Hilton Head. We weren't sure what it would look like, but knew there was a rather famous golf club and lighthouse. After a number of bridges, rivers full of reeds, beautiful homes (each with a private jetty) and the $1.25 toll (both ways which we found funny), we had arrived.
... to rebuilt a kitchen rather than a whole mansion. This specific kitchen was a working kitchen until the 1930s. The mansion stands as a testament to the wealth that the family accumulated throughout the rice era. Enslaved Africans (Hampton had 130 at its peak) worked in the rice and indigo fields during the 18th and 19th centuries. Remnants of their labours still exist today in the fields, canals and dikes around Hampton's grounds.
Right in front of the ...
... you can see in both directions. There is also a long pier going out into the ocean. I got my feet wet and then sat on the soft white sand for awhile. It was pretty windy and I got sand everywhere but it was so nice to sit and enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the warm sun!
Last stop of the day was dinner at mine and Renee's favorite place from the last trip, Hubee Ds. Delicious buttermilk cornbread, chicken tenders and fries. What a great end to the day.
... city. Unlike where we are staying.
My photos aren't well labelled tonight, as I'm a little tired. I would have liked to put their addresses and construction date. Will try to do it another time.
PS Seamus texted last night to say he and Paddy are in Ireland. Staying in Cork, from whence several of their ancestors were sent to Botany Bay. On their father's side. I suspect they will enjoy themselves there.
... looking out over the water to Charleston. Unfortunately though, whilst on board, Christine got about a dozen mosquito bites on her legs.
As it was very, very hot we decided to return to the campground and do some laundry. Once again the afternoon brought another storm.
Today, as parking is free in Charleston on a Sunday, we decided to visit Fort Sumter. The fort is on an island in the entrance to Charleston harbour and involved a ...