Saturday, February 06, 2021

South Carolina Slave Stuff

We aren't gonna see a bunch of slave stuff just sitting back at the AirBnb!

"Pawley's Island

This island, located about 1/2 mile east, was used by plantation householders who lived on the seashore from May to November to escape malaria, or "summer fever". A number of houses built about 1850, and the summer academy and rectory of All Saints' Parish remain. The hurricane of 1822 destroyed most earlier homes.

"Waccamaw Neck

Narrow strip of land from Atlantic Ocean to Waccamaw River. Rice plantations flourished by 1740. Remaining are c. 1790 houses Litchfield and Prospect Hill, and one slave chapel. All Saints Parish est. 1767. Area furnished salt for Revolutionary War. Visitors include Lafayette 1777. Washington 1791. J. Monroe 1819. Churchill 1932. F. Roosevelt 1944."

This area was something I'd never seen before. Houses had water access but there was a swampy bit full of reeds and stuff so each house had its own private dock that reached over to the water.

We needed even more slave stuff in our life so we headed to Litchfield Plantation.

I was pretty struck by how cool the main road looked with all the giant trees draped in Spanish moss on either side.

We spotted this panda-looking Sherman's fox squirrel in a tree. They make their nests out of Spanish moss which is good luck because the place is covered in it.

I saw some advertisements that this was being used as a wedding venue. What's more romantic than a slave farm? Nothing, that's what.

We kept the train moving with some hiking at Huntington Beach State Park.

Last we took a peek at Murrells Inlet.

Back in North Myrtle we did some night beach walking. I think this trip is the most time I can remember spending on the beach at night time. We couldn't get enough of it. I think my favorite part of the beach is the sound of the waves, which is still there in the dark so I don't know what to tell you.

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