Charleston and the South Carolina Low Country
We left Columbia (after getting our Krispy Kreme doughnut fix) and headed south. We stopped at the Orangeburg visitor center and talked about the eclipse, giving them some information that was new to them for planning events around the eclipse.
We then aimed for Charleston and headed for the Convention and Visitor Center. The people there had heard of the eclipse and, in fact, told me that I was not the first person to stop by and tell them about it. They also showed me an email from eclipse2017.org with information about the eclipse. (We eclipse promoters are getting the word out.)
They have not decided what they will do for the eclipse but I tried to let them know that this is an event that people will travel to see and that Charleston is an easy drive from many cities not in the path of totality. It was a great visit and I think they now have a better sense of the significance of the eclipse.
We then toured the city a bit and decided that this was a place we would like to revisit. Here are some pictures that show why.
We then headed northeast along the coast headed for the location where the center line of the eclipse leaves the USA. Unlike Oregon, it is not possible to drive to the exact location because it is a barrier island right off the Carolina coast. You would need a boat to get to there. Someone may want to do that. We did not.
We did, however, find Buck Hall Recreation Area close to the point of departure. I describe it in this video clip. FYI: this recreational area also has a small campground.
This day was hot and humid, as is typical of the low country this time of year. But it was clear!
With that we have come to the end of this venture. But this is the beginning of another. We have less than 13 months to get ready for the eclipse. I plan on continuing to help people get good information about this eclipse. Thank you for following us as we made the journey from coast to coast following the path of totality. Stay tuned for more in the coming months as we get closer to totality.