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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Charleston December 2019

Well, we started the year with Gusto, Hiking Geer and Helpdesk making a trip to Cat Island on the Wando River and then a run out to Bull Island.  For this December trip we paddled to Morris Lighthouse on Friday December 5th and down the Ashley on December 6th.   Both were great paddles and very different.   The last time we paddled to Morris Lighthouse the terrain was so different.  I can only speculate that hurricane Dorian has some effect.  See the two photos of generally the same area.

2017 Morris Lighthouse

2019 Morris Lighthouse

We had an awesome time going out and back.  This was about a 10 mile round trip but with little wind and hitting the tides right there were no issues.

On Saturday we did something new and put in on the Ashley at the Howard Bridgman Access at Bacons Bridge and traveled a little over 3 miles to Jessen Landing.  The river was similar to our trips on the Edisto.  Narrow at the start but widened as we traveled south.  The black water caused by decaying leaves and other plants give this part of the river that Edisto feel.  Just a bit of trivia.  The Edisto River name originated from the native america word "edisto" meaning "black."  

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