Hardeeville, South Carolina, October 14-17, 2013
17.10.2013 77 °F
After leaving Garner we drove to the Savannah area and settled in at the campground. The weather forecast was not terrific for Tuesday, so we decided to go into Savannah. Our carriage tour was great and we learned some things we hadn't known before. After the tour we walked around to a few of the squares then we ended up at Juliette Gordon Lowe's Birthplace. She is the founder of Girl Scouts and grew up in Savannah. Her house has been redone and furnished in the Victorian period of the late 1800s. After walking along River Street and checking out the Olympic Torch and Waving Girl monuments, we headed home. Unfortunately the sun didn't come out until we were on our way home, but we had a good day anyway.
Yesterday we took our bikes and spent the day biking around Hilton Head Island. We did about 18 miles on the flat island's bike trails. The Frosty Frog was our choice for lunch followed by a stop at Caligny Beach. What a great beach; hard packed sand for biking, beautiful swings and Adirondack chairs for relaxing, nice restrooms.
We went back to Hilton Head today and hopped on the Calibogue Cruise to Daufuskie Island. The boat ride was about an hour and we saw about a half dozen dolphins on the way. After disembarking on the island we picked up our golf cart and then had lunch at the Daufuskie Island Crab Company. All three things were included in our package. Lunch was a yummy buffet and then we took our map and set out on the island. Originally the island was inhabited by indians, but after the Civil War the freed slaves settled on the island. The isolation of the island kept their culture alive and there are many remnants of this available to us. We saw schools for blacks and schools for whites, churches and multiple cemeteries. It was great fun having the golf cart to drive around at our leisure and explore.
The weather yesterday and today could not have been any better with abundant sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s.