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.
Someone’s driveway, no big deal.
Almost every home had flower boxes under the windows.
Cute bikes all over the place.
Can you see me?
Pretty sidewalks. Foliage everywhere.
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.
Someone is REALLY excited to be in the Apple Store
Lots of tech to play with! The new iPhone 6.
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).
We checked out some topiary art in the back of an old church.
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.
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…