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One of our stops on the Carolina Coast was Pinckney Island, a wild bird refuge within a network of barrier islands outside of Charleston in Beaufort County. The only island open to people is Pinckney and there is a long trail that winds through the coastal marshland and forest. Mom and I had a lovely walk and saw lots of birds and 100s of tiny crabs. We had a nice picnic and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery.
After the kitschy seaside experience of Myrtle beach, Mom and I hit the road in search of some old southern charm, history, and most importantly Spanish moss. We high-tailed it down the Carolina coast, first stop: Charleston!
The city of Charleston was gorgeous and fancy with old buildings, tons of wrought iron and big oak trees. Mom and I walked around the town and had a nice dinner at a decadent little restaurant with a patio courtyard. Both Charleston and Savannah reminded me of New Orleans, without the dirt, vomit, and nightlife.
How decadent it was to have a whole store dedicated to selling honey:
This park below is on the waterfront and you can see Ft. Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War (aka “the War of Northern Aggression”) occurred.
Our first stop outside of Charleston was a charming historic town was the town of Beaufort, SC. Beaufort is the second-oldest city in South Carolina; Charleston being the first. Beaufort was a small, sleepy town with wonderful oak lined streets, with a little bit of a tropical feeling.