After yesterday’s rain we were delighted with today’s sunshine and spent most of the day outside. First stop was the Chapel of Ease. The tabby ruins of a 1736 church built by slaves. The entire outside frame of the building still stands among the live oaks dripping with Spanish moss. It is a beautiful and peaceful spot. Stop # 2 was Fort Fremont State Park. It is a Spanish American War era (1898) fortifications along the coast opposite Port Royal, which served as a critical naval base during this period. The fort was built into the hillside and is virtually invisible from the water. It is a fine example of creative military engineering. As the temperature climbed to 60 degrees we drove to Hunting Island State Park. To check out the scene from above we climbed the spiral staircase (168 steps) to the top of the Lighthouse (c. 1857). On the recommendation of the volunteer rangers Marsha then walked the Lagoon Trail through the palmetto and live oak maritime forest. Meanwhile Harry checked out the Nature Center and the Pier. It was a lovely South Carolina day in the sun.