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Nov 09

Charleston, SC

Charleston is an historic, unique, funky, fun town – at least the part of that was in walking distance for us. From our anchorage, a three-minute dinghy ride got us to the dinghy dock and then a mile walk to the Charleston downtown and groceries, hardware store, library, etc.

 

A lot of the streets are cobblestone and the homes are large and covered with ivy; big pillars holding up big roofs; quiet little interior courtyards with fountains.

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Someone’s driveway, no big deal.

 

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Almost every home had flower boxes under the windows.

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Cute bikes all over the place.

 

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Can you see me?

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Pretty sidewalks. Foliage everywhere.

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This is Harry Potter’s vacation home. I just know it.

 

Our laptop has been acting wonky the past few weeks so, luckily, there is an Apple Store in downtown Charleston.

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Someone is REALLY excited to be in the Apple Store

 

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Lots of tech to play with! The new iPhone 6.

 

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Shared a super alcohol-y, sugar-y “mango” drink at Wet Willies. This place is like an adult Seven-Eleven (adult slurpees of every color and flavor abound).

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We checked out some topiary art in the back of an old church.


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Pretty gate.

 

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A lot of the homes have these gas-run porch lights – they flicker in the night and are so much more peaceful and inviting than a lightbulb.

 

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We had our first major medical issue on board (not really). I mistook my thumb for an onion. Wanted to throw a few sutures in there to practice the skills that Patrick taught us but Stephane just put a band-aid on instead. 🙁

 

It’s Sunday morning and we’re eating our oats and drinking our English Breakfast tea and getting ready to head out of Charleston with the current. Next stop: Cumberland Island, GA. We’ve decided we will try and sail at all costs – NO MOTORING this time! We’ll see how that goes…

 

3 comments

  1. aunt shelley

    Looks beautiful cold and dreary here go lions

  2. anthony pylar

    some of that clear Band-Aid spray might keep the sea-water out of cuts…….

  3. Anonymous

    Kitchens are a scary dangerous place!

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