Driving from Raleigh to Williamsburg we called in to the charmingly named Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Actually it wasn’t that dismal, and we spotted a deer with impressive antlers. Then it was on to Colonial Williamsburg which is an American version of Old Sydney Town – recreation of life during the time of the Revolutionary War with the Brits in the 18th Century. With limited time we chose a subversive/unofficial walking tour, which focussed on the lives of African Americans of the period. Absolutely fascinating and disturbing.