Saturday, June 7, 2014

Heritage Corridor to Hamilton Branch SP

Okay let me see I left off just after the Charlie Manson look alike served me ice cream...in a waffle cone and charged me $5 for it! I COULD HAVE PURCHASED MY OWN COW I'm sure on a good day at the slaughter house..

Back at site 59 it was our last night there I took another whack at the picnic table it was still in horrid condition so I left it be...Another night of cool down I watched a movie on my little 7" DVD player...an old Australian movie about some kids on ponies out witting a gang of horse thieves it was adorable!  Listened to the sounds of the night deer crashing in the woods nearby, owls gliding overhead so stealthy...but the girls always let me know when anything moves...



okay actually they are a couple of cowards! Here is Annie hiding in the van when ONE thunder clap sounded off...I had to put both fans in there for her...ughh..

...morning broke and this time I had pan seared hash browns, more of my everything Bagel, and some pineapple juice! Broke camp pretty fast just haphazardly tossed in in any ole where cause I had to set up camp in our next stop in a few hrs.  The Plan for the day was to add another waterfall to the list...this one over in GA.  I did put u-p a quick post of this spot but I'll fill in a few blanks now...
 We were about 30 miles from Toccoa Ga, and Toccoa Falls.  The falls is on a campus of the Toccoa Falls college, a college with a Christian based philosophy and everyone there was super nice to me...including the two young guys who allowed me to take the grilz right through the gift shop to the falls viewing area! Not to mention there was some very cool gifts and chatzkies too!


this lady is probably wondering why I left my dogs sitting under the sign that says "dogs on leash only"...well they did have on their leashes, the sign didn't say "owner must be holding onto said leash," now did it?


Flossie ignored me...and wouldnt smile for the camera...

The falls is awesome at 186 feet of free falling water, the mist is super cooling! In 1977 there was a flood when an Upstream dam broke and 30 people lost their lives, many in the same family it was an awful tragedy!



Well worth a visit....We headed out and off to our next camp at Hamilton Branch Sp back in SC.  It's on the Strom Thurmond Lake which is fed by the Savannah River.  We took the Heritage Corridor which loosely follows the river, but not close enough that you can see it, it weaves and meanders through some interesting spots along the way this corridor travels from the foothills to the coast if you go the entire length! We covered about half of it..One interesting stop was this interpretive center about the old way of life and being self sufficient...


all sorts of cool buildings of waybegone times...


I spent many an hour ensconced in rubber such as this when I was a kid...wonder if they can make a digital version of this?


So at our site it was pretty nice right by the water....a big warm on this day and a storm did circle around...the dogs took to the van and left me in the shelter to die alone if the case need be....yellow bellies!


Notice this picnic table has all legs and seats attached! This is site #12..nice and shady and the water is right there...


I wish I had my own Kayak this was the perfect put in spot...IF I could lift one..

We had a good night  it was again cool, and this night I watched (after the sun set) 




video

the movie Contagion, Matt Damon and others, pretty good! I can prop my small DVD player up at the foot of my bed and watch movies in comfort! Not a whole lot to do when the sun sets and  you're camping alone! I stay up till about 10 then I'm ready to sleep! I heard some barred owls in the night....cooking for y'all


TBC...


PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

10 comments:

  1. OOh I really like the color of the rocks behind those falls... Sad history there though. I love the photo of all the tire swings- almost a little spooky. Good stuff!

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    1. I had never heard of this disaster, it was a sad thought of people just going about their life and a rage of water taking that away!

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  2. I am so envious of your trip!! And so glad you are taking the time to share. Love the waterfall, but such a sad story associated with it. Stay safe!!

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    1. I am always envious of your adventures...especially the kayaking!

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  3. funny about your guard dogs. Really nice lake setting for your camping site. Thanks for sharing your trip I'm enjoying it too.

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    1. Yeah these girlz are all bark for sure!

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  4. That is a stunning waterfall picture. I like your screened porch and had a chuckle at all the electrical cords.

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    1. YEP I was wired for the good life!!

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  5. Camping alone! Brave you. I would not do that - more for the loneliness factor than anything. I'm fine alone at home but traveling - no. But your van looks just the ticket and the scenery lovely. Glad the girls enjoyed the trip though they probably would have been happier sans the storms!

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    1. They really dont like thunder! I would rather have a friend along, but my van sleeps one...I feel safe as the girls will not allow even a squirrel to get close without alerting me...however the rest will be up to me!

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