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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dick Watkins has graciously extended his invitation to his property for any
SCAN members that want to join us in viewing the eclipse on August 21st.
The property has a commanding view of the Congaree River flood plain below
and Congaree National Park from a high open hill top vantage point across
the river. The gate will be open around 11am for the event. Dribble in as
you can make it. You will see us parked on the open hill. Don’t forget your
special eclipse viewing glasses, lawn chairs, cameras, lunch(?),
refreshments, binoculars, bird/butterfly/dragonfly books, etc. This is a
once of a lifetime event and it will be interesting to see and hear how the
wildlife responds to night-time in the middle of day. I wonder how much the
temperature will drop?

At 1:13pm the eclipse begins.
At 2:41pm totality will begin. This will last for about 2 minutes 36 seconds.
At 4:06pm full sunlight returns once again.

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How to get to Dick Watkins’ property…The Peterkin/Goodwyn tract next to Ft
Motte…

Directions from Columbia…
Get on Hwy 601 South. Cross the Congaree River and continue 2 miles.
Turn right onto Adams Rd. There is a small cafe opposite side where you
turn.
Go 1/4 mile on Adams Rd and turn right onto Lang Syne Rd.
Follow Lang Syne Rd all the way to where it forks and turns to dirt. About 2
1/4 miles.
Turn left onto Wise Rd. Follow Wise Rd about 1/2 mile.
At the RR crossing, turn right and go over the RR tracks. After crossing the
tracks immediately go left and then an immediate right again. You will be
following the dirt road, (Moye Lane), up the hill and away from the RR
tracks. You will be driving along a line of cedar trees. Follow the cedar
trees for 1/2 mile. Turn into the gate on the left. You are there!

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Directions coming from Orangeburg…
Drive I-26 West and get off on Hwy 601 North..exit 145. Follow Hwy 601 into
St Matthews. From the the Hardee’s, (at stop light), drive 7 3/4 miles to
Lang Syne Rd on the left.
Turn left on Lang Syne Rd. Follow Lang Syne Rd 3 1/3 miles to where it forks
and turns to dirt.
Turn left onto Wise Rd. Follow Wise Rd about 1/2 mile.
At the RR crossing, turn right and go over the RR tracks. After crossing the
tracks immediately go left and then an immediate right again. You will be
following the dirt road, (Moye Lane), up the hill and away from the RR
tracks. You will be driving along a line of cedar trees. Follow the cedar
trees for 1/2 mile. Turn into the gate on the left. You are there!