Wednesday, December 17, 2008
A forgotten place
Castle Pinckney in the Charleston Harbor. Seems odd that it was left in such disrepair as just across the harbor is Fort Sumter. Castle Pinkney was a great spot in my youth for beaching the boat with friends and having a picnic (OK mainly a beer picnic). In some ways in its current condition it's all the more interesting as you have to figure out on your own what happened here wihtout the benefit of a US Monument tour guide to give you the canned routine or point to the many signs noting what happened and where. Mostly, you can sit on the old brick walls with friends and take pictures without getting yelled at by the Park Ranger.