Friday, April 22, 2011

The end of our week in Charleston and on to Georgetown SC

A sunrise in Charleston in the background is the Yorktown aircraft carrier.

This is one of the boats celebrating the blessing of the fleet that took place in Mount Pleasant across the way.

This is one of our dock mates at the Charleston Maritime Center,  sure is a wide one!

One of the many interesting boats at the Maritime Center.

A cruise ship coming into port.

Another cruise ship this is a very busy port.  And a great city with lots of history.

On April 19th we left Charleston this is what looks to be a boat cemetery.

Smoke on the water.  As we were traveling north we came upon this fire, many acres on the ICW no houses here.  This is the Goat Island area, just across the way is all the homes.

When we got into Georgetown we heard someone radio the USCG that the fire had jumped the ICW and was beginning on the side where the houses were.

We rode our bikes into downtown Georgetown another quaint little town.  It was about a 10-15 min ride down some pretty little streets.

Pretty quiet here.  We had a nice lunch at the Rice Paddy I would highly recommend it, its set in what was an old bank.  I had an open faced warm crab sandwich it was excellent, but the salad was even better they make all their own dressings and it was excellent as well.

This is the harbour walk we took a stroll down the boardwalk.  They say you can anchor in the very small and narrow waterway but it looked as though all the space was taken by locals as their own private space.  There is also a marina right next to the harbour walk but there is also a pulp mill not far away and man it stinks.  We could smell it at the Georgetown Landing, smells like boiled cabbage.

*Side note - Unfortunately the day we got to Charleston I was feeling under the weather and remained so most of the week,  the day we left Jim wasn't feeling to great either.  So since leaving Charleston we have only traveled 60 miles and Jim is beginning to feel a bit better and we hope to leave Georgetown today.

1 comment:

Bob and Denise said...

I hope that you both start feeling better. It stinks to be sick on the boat.
Charleston SC is one of our favorite places.