Oh my sweet Carolina

We had a 3 hour drive to get to the Hamilton Branch State Park in South Carolina.  We are only just over the state line from Georgia.  We have a space at the lake edge, its beautiful here.

We are away from the alligators, I asked the ranger what we can find here and he said there are lots of deer, fox, fox squirrels which are big, snakes, but there are snakes all over the US, and that’s about it, all very friendly.

The drive today was all through tree lined roads, mostly pines much like Colorado and Oregon, Georgia seems to be a very green state.  As we head further north, there is an almost imperceptible sense that the weather is cooling off, although it was 91f again today, but the evenings are cooler, and the deciduous trees may have the first inkling of an autumn colour change.

We are staying at this state park for 2 nights.  There a very few other people staying here, even though the park has 200 sites.  It’s peaceful and absolutely delightful.  Tomorrow we are going walking through the state park.

We intended to get up early, but that sometimes doesn’t happen if one of us hasn’t slept well.  So, it was a late start but we got a long walk in around the park.  This is a huge park on a 70,000 acre lake, the park takes up only1peninsular on this massive lake.  Back to the coach and a period of relaxation before we head off on our bicycles again to explore further away this time.  We were on the lookout for wildlife and only saw a squirrel and a woodpecker, still, thoroughly enjoyable.  This is a lovely park.