Monday, April 28, 2008

Charleston, SC, to Georgetown, SC

We stayed in Charleston from April 11 - 25, tied up to a dock at the Charleston Maritime Center.

When we visit Charleston again by water, we’ll definitely stay at the Maritime Center…even though the wave action here from the Cooper River sometimes rocks the boat BIG time. It’s about location, location, location. Two and a half blocks from a Harris Teeter grocery store, a block from the bus stop, free laundry, walking or biking distance of Charleston’s “must see” features…and a reasonable dockage rate.

While in Charleston we had dinner a couple of nights with Nick and Kathleen Glover, previous owners of Segue.

And we enjoyed a visit from our friends from Knoxville, Dana and Jeff Dobson, who were in Charleston on business. (We had hoped to have them stay with us a few nights but a “head” issue, which reared its "ugly head" a week earlier, came back and had to be dealt with instead.)

We did have a chance to visit with Dana and Jeff’s friends, Lin and Ric Raines, at their Folly Beach home. Their house is right on the ocean and is so unique, having been built by a boat captain who used a lot of hardware, wood, etc., from a salvaged boat. Here’s a picture of Ric and Lin, Jeff and Dana, me, Lucy, and Wayne on the boat.

The restaurants that we enjoyed at Charleston include the Wreck (Mt. Pleasant), Fleet Landing, and the Mystic Café (breakfast and lunch).

The AGLCA Looper conference was very helpful and we met so many great people…including Diane and Louis Wade from Morehead City, NC.

We’re looking forward to catching up again with Diane and Louis when they begin their own Great Loop trip on Bella Luna.

On the last night of the conference we met at the Yorktown aircraft carrier for dinner and a guided tour.

We walked the Cooper River Bridge in Charleston. What a view!!

Today, Friday, April 25, we left Charleston. The trip to Georgetown, SC, was slow due to no-wake-zones, but pretty uneventful. (Biting flies were out, but we outran them!) Georgetown is a pleasant surprise. Larger than we had thought…and with some neat older homes.

Tomorrow we head out for Myrtle Beach and an extended stay to visit with David, Heather and Alex! My sister, Nadine, and her husband, Jerry, will join us on the 3rd of May for a trip up to Morehead City, NC. More to come….