|Palmetto Palm Reflections in Edisto State Park|
Just West of the salt marsh is Edisto Island proper. It is a much larger chunk of land that in turn is cut off from the mainland by two very large rivers. It is covered with ancient oaks, towering pine, and juniper, interspersed with tidal creeks and marshes, Edisto Island proper is mostly rural small family farms , remote wildlife management preserves, (and a lot of AME and Baptist churches). The low country scenery is magnificent and chalk full of colonial and civil war history. I had my bike with me so I was able
to explore a lot of the area at a very leisurely pace. My favorite place was through Botany Bay, which is a Wildlife Preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy. The preserve is composed of 12 former Plantations which date back to colonial times.
|Erosion on Botany Bay Beach|