Taken while ‘poking around’ the marshes in the old plantation lands, now owned by South Carolina.
‘Botany Bay Plantation was formed in the 1930s from the merger of the Colonial-era Sea Cloud Plantation and Bleak Hall Plantation. In 1977, it was bequeathed to the state as a wildlife preserve; it was opened to the public in 2008.’ Wikipedia’.
Sea Cloud was founded in 1695 (what a God forsaken place this must have been then) and merged with Bleak Hall (an apt name I’m sure) in 1842. This was a very rural area. Sea Island cotton was the main plantation product. The cotton type is now extinct since it was a fine, long strand plant. It could only be processed by hand, hence completely reliant on slavery.
Parts of Botany Bay are now being taken by rising sea levels.