Rolling out of Florida, I was fortunate to have an invitation to visit friends (formerly of Easton) at their new home on Dataw Island. It was a fun-filled, packed couple of days of Thai food, foreign film, cycling, a dinner party, and playing tourist.
Dataw Island is just East of Beaufort, South Carolina, and offers calming, scenic views of Low Country. Native Americans arrived here around 2500 BC, followed by the Spanish in 1514. Over 200 years, the English replaced the Spanish, and in the late 1700's, William Sams selected Dataw Island as the site for his indigo fields, which became Sea Island Cotton fields. The remains of his family's tabby home are preserved in the community today. Just a few bikeable miles soutth lies the Penn Center on St. Helena Island, a place for preserving and celebrating the Gullah culture of the area.
I'm now onward to the hills of Georgia.
Cyclist, writer, teacher, avid reader, bike/ped advocate, nomad, pie lover