This makes #43 National Park or Monument we have visited in the past 4+ years. As we waited to leave, the views around the harbor were impressive.
|This is a Canadian warship HMS Montreal. It was just cruising into port.|
|Right across the river is the USS Yorktown. This is the 4th ship to have the Yorktown name. The 3rd was sunk during the battle of Midway. This Aircraft carrier was put in service late during WW2.|
|This was our ride out to the fort.|
|Charleston looking at Battery Park. You can see 4 steeples in this shot.|
|A cannon that was found and restored at the fort|
|Excellent and funny ranger talk|
|A shell still stuck in the bricks.|
|The large black portion in the center of the fort was added during WW1 and WW2 to act as part of the coastal defenses.|
The last day in the Charleston area, I decided I wanted to go fishing. We had one other stop on the way down there. I love old trees and this one is special. Here is Angel Oak:
|This is a 500-600 year old Southern Live Oak|
|Pretty girl, pretty tree.|
It was a cool and cloudy day and the fish were not biting. It is a bit early in the season, but I was just happy to get a line wet.
That is about it for Charleston. We were tired of the busy city and wanted to get into a more natural setting. Come back to see where we went next.