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Monday, January 18, 2010

Charlestowne Landing

Today we finally saw the return of some Carolina weather, so we decided to tour Charlestowne Landing. This is the site of the first colonizing settlement in the area in 1670. Ten years later they moved across the Ashley River to "Oyster Point" to establish what is now Charleston. Although it was no where near as good a deep water port as Charleston, the earlier site was more defensible. We probably walked four miles, so the pups won't get their after supper walk tonight.
The first two shots show an old plantation building as seen through the tunnel of live oak and Spanish moss. The next shows the scale of one of those oaks, and the last, of course, is the two pups. Belle turned fourteen today and still runs around the back yard (almost) like a puppy.
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