A View of The 2017 Total Eclipse from Charleston SC

Being in a prime United States location to observe the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017, I decided to travel to the Georgia Guidestones, camp overnight there,  and watch the Eclipse from that location. Little did I realize, so did hundreds of other people, and the roads were jammed with cars and the Eclipse  had become a Big Tent Circus Event. On my way, I somehow became lost and wound up at the start of the Appalachian Trail, turned around and saw many of the impoverished areas of Appalachia.   I wound up sleeping at a South Carolina Rest Area and the next day I drove to Sullivan’s Island SC, where I viewed the Eclipse.

All loaded up and ready to go!

Check out that customized Wally-World set of plastic drawers:




And the back hatch:

The Georgia Guidestones stand as a tribute to Technocracy, whose vision isn’t as dark as most might think; instead it is:  Our Vision is to create and share working models and processes that encourage people to use energy, resources, and processing of waste in the most efficient and sustainable ways possible.

Technocracy INC.

From the Georgia Guidestones:

A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

Pictures from my visit:  NOTE: By clicking on the small pictures below you will open up the Image Gallery and they enlarge in a slideshow.

A video from the event:


With the crowd growing ever larger at the Georgia Guidestones site, I took off for Sullivan’s Island SC and viewed the eclipse from there. There was a much larger crowd – but more open space – a generous couple gave me a free pair of viewing shades, and I got  a few great pics with the el-cheapo Nikon digital Camera:

NOTE: By clicking on the small pictures below you will open up the Image Gallery and they enlarge in a slideshow.


Time to enjoy some Pink Floyd and your favorite refreshment!


And from Cody Wyoming and the Dogfather:

I’m in location to have seen 95 percent coverage of the eclipse, I was working in the Cemetery, here’s the pic I took through the special sunglasses. I also seen the super blood moon at the cemetery one night when I went to lock the gates. Almost everything cool I’ve seen here was at the cemetery, one night locking up the gates I seen funnel clouds swerelin trying to form a tornado. The last night of my job locking the gates there was a wicked lightning storm and lightning is real uncommon here. I also was working in cemetery one day when a tree got hit by lightning…



Now enjoy some Megadeth!



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