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Ashley River, Old Dorchester SC USA
We paddled up the river (to the right) past Old Dorchester on the
right bank, historic homes, natural areas, and finally, newer waterfront
There are also feeder creeks like the one pictured at left to explore
Numerous wildflowers bloomed along the banks and even on logs in the middle of the river, like the one pictured above.
On the way back down the river, we pulled up to the
Old Dorchester Historic site and walked around. Though there isn't
a canoe landing, it was easy to spot the fort and tie the boats to
the bank. The site is on the eastern bank of the river about a quarter
of a mile northwest of the launch point.
The grounds of the settlement are very well maintained. A standing shell of the town church still stands (see the photo at right). In front of the old church is the town cemetery with very legible grave markers hundreds of years old.
We walked inside the walls of the old fort made from "tabby" a limestone mixture of sea shells.
It's easy to forget to bring walking shoes on kayaking trips but there are often great opportunities such as this that you could miss out on!