Paddle Sparkleberry with the Governor
South Carolina’s governor, Mark Sanford, is going to paddle the Sparkleberry Swamp this weekend. This area is the proposed site of a controversial bridge which will connect the tiny towns of Lone Star and Rimini. The trip is open to anyone who wants to join in.
I can’t go on the trip, but I agree with the governor that the Sparkleberry Swamp is a poor place to put a bridge. I’ve paddled this beautiful area twice, in December 2001 and January 2003. The Palmetto Paddlers go there frequently.