Hilton Head Island to Charleston, SC

What a dreary day we had! It was a cloudy morning with the threat of rain in the forecast. We made our preparations to leave as it started to sprinkle and we were on the road at 11:15. We took our time as we only had 96 miles to go today to get to our campground near Charleston. We decided to take the lesser highway which was shorter than taking I-95. This route would take us past Beaufort, a historic city that we visited by boat. We traveled over the salt marshes that covered much of the area.

 
 
Another bridge took us over the Ashley River and the ICW.

 
 
It continued to rain lightly, then harder as we moved closer to Charleston. The road was like a tunnel in places as the trees made a canopy over us.

 
 
We reached our destination of James Island County Park at 1:30.

 
 
The park was landscaped beautifully as we rounded the lake to the campground.

 
 
We stopped at the registration office to check-in and pulled into our campsite at 2:00. 

 
 
It was still raining lightly, but the trees in our site blocked the rain from getting us wet. We were all set up in no time and sat inside for awhile until the rain stopped. 

 
 
Then Auggie got a quick walk before the rains came again. It stayed dry the rest of the day and into the evening. We cooked dinner inside and took a walk as the sky cleared slightly before sunset. Hopefully, tomorrow would be a drier day when we go into town to see some of the sights.

1 thought on “Hilton Head Island to Charleston, SC”

  1. Cindy, Bob and Auggie,

    We took a carriage ride through Beaufort several years ago. Loved the southern cities of Savannah and Charleston too. Hope your weather is better tomorrow.

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