Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Ashley River, SC










The Ashley River is a river in South Carolina, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in Western Berkeley County. It consolidates its main channel about 5 miles west of Summerville, widening into a brackish, tidal estuary just south of Fort Dorchester. The much wider Ashley joins the Cooper River in Charleston to form the Charleston Harbor before discharging into the Atlantic Ocean.

The river was named for Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury and chief Lord Proprietor of the Carolina Colony. Charleston was founded on the western bank of the Ashley in 1670 (at Charles Towne Landing), before moving across to its current peninsular location ten years later.

12 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's pretty and serene. I like the reflections of the sky in the water. I think that's neat...

Susanne49 said...

Hallo Michele,

WOW, your comment came fast! Just putting up the post and here you are already...:-) thank you for your kind comment. It is a pretty scene there, indeed.

Lynda Lehmann said...

This is a lovely set of photos, Susanne!

I enjoyed the music you've added to your page!

Susanne49 said...

Hi Lynda,

I'm glad you liked my (nostalgic) music and my photos too. :-)

Thanks for visiting.

Davidlind said...

Very peaceful. I love this part of the country. Sometimes it makes me feel like I am in a different world.

Susanne49 said...

Hi David,

thank you very much to visit my blog and for your nice comment.:-)

Reggina said...

I love this photos. I love them all , Susanne you are great :)

P.S.: about my blog photos, this year I graduate the Faculty, finally , 5 years of studying, and then I made photos for our graduating album :)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Reggina,

you are so sweet! Congratulations again to your graduations!:-)

Worldman said...

Greetings from Khartoum. We have the White Nile and the Blue Nile here. I am looking at them. In two days, there will be no more rivers.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Peter,

for your greetings from Khartum. :-)

Rick said...

You captured it perfectly Sue...Stunning!! ;-)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Rick! Nice to see you visiting again. :-)

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