We had another early start today, as our route was 80 miles long. I actually enjoy the early starts because of the coolness of the air, the reduced traffic, and the beautiful shadows through the trees. Sadly the photos don’t do that beauty justice. Our first historical marker was for a Presbyterian Church (I am a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis). We are seeing a few more Methodist and occasional Presbyterian Churches as we pedal north, though Baptist churches definitely dominate.
Stopped in Hendersonville at 17 miles to read this Historical Marker and enjoy this beautiful church.
At mile 25, we passed through Walterboro, the county seat (sadly, I didn’t get a photo of the county courthouse), but we did take a bonus mile detour to the Low Country Regional Airport to see the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial – lots of interesting information.
This has been a week of “fallout”: Alayne left due to tendonitis in her knee, hoping to return the end of the month; Peg, one of our SAG drivers, took a fall on rumble strips last week, injuring her shoulder; her doctor warned her not to bike and she is going home to California; Mary’s father passed away yesterday and she will be gone for several days.
Just before pedaling into Moncks Corner, our overnight location, we stopped for this Historical Marker.
Mileage for the day: 81.91 (second longest day of the tour, longest-97- later this week).