We stayed on the Interstate for a while but after the busy Friday afternoon run around Columbia we got off onto the smaller much nicer and more sane roads for a while, passing a multitude of cotton fields (remiss of me not to get a photo) We arrived at the campsite after a pretty long 300 mile + day only to be told they were full, October is the height of the season here in South Carolina I was told. "Not even room for a wee tent & 2 bikes in a corner somewhere" "no sir we are full up" This is a fact of life here, the massive RV's rule the campsite, tent camping is quickly being left to only the National Parks & Forests (which are closed at the moment) it's something we have witnessed in the UK and I predict it will only get worse, soon camping in a tent will only be possible in your back garden!
We rode the 35 miles to the nearest town with hotels, found a McDonalds to use the wifi & grab a coffee and booked the place next door, crazily enough for not much more than the camping, a bed, en suite, shower and breakfast but its not the point, I like camping!!
Today we rode to Savannah, a quaint tourist trap by the coast, Fi must have called at least 5 campsites only to be told RV's only so we are back in the same chain of budget hotels. This place is only about $10 more expensive than a tent site (when you can find one) and that includes breakfast, crazy!
The temperature is noticeably higher now and once again we are struggling in the slow traffic with all the bike gear on but when you see the driving there's no way you'd take a chance otherwise!
|Looks surrreal, moments later we were in the clouds|
|Not that high in the grand scheme of things|
|Fi waiting while I faf around taking pictures|
|Savanna, nice to see older buildings|
|Had to escape the heat to an air conditioned Micro Brewery|
|I liked these!|
|Riverboat, why don't we do riverboats?|
|Seafront reminds me of Newhouse road back hame|