Cedar Shoals Creek drops down this small rock falls just before it runs into the Enoree River at the site of South Carolina’s Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site.
It has been abnormally dry in this region of the state so there were limited splash options to photograph, on the other hand more of the textured rock was visible than there would be with a big flow. And I was able to get different angles without getting my feet wet!
As falls go this one is quite modest, but as I’ve been living in the SC Low Country that is just above sea level for three years any elevation is something to see.
This pretty spot on the Enoree River in Clinton, SC, was the impetus of the August 19, 1780 Revolutionary War Battle of Musgrove’s Mill. Possession of this easy to ford section of the river in the rural, agricultural area was the impetus behind the skirmish.
A modern bridge less than 1000 feet (300 Meters) downstream made this site obsolete for river passage a long time ago.
The day I visited a few turtles playing “king of the hill” was the extent of the activity.
At the height of summer the reeds growing along the dikes that run through the old rice fields impede the view of the water. Turning them into lemonade, they are pretty with a few puffy clouds thrown in.
The direction away from the sun as it rises often provides a show equal to or better than the sunrise itself. On this morning the clouds didn’t catch any color but it sure was pretty. Gulls in the air and Pelicans skimming the surf added to the scene, taken about 15 minutes before sunrise.