Sunrise, Sunset

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Well, we finally reached the warmer weather when we arrived at Beaufort, SC.  We are so happy for some vitamin D.  Lady’s Island bridge opened, we passed through and pulled up to the docks at the downtown marina.  This seemed a good time to look at our plan again.  We left NC late in the season and weather kept us in the intracoastal waterway instead of along the coast permitting a quicker trip to the south.  Getting as far as we had hoped was looking like one big race.  Also, since our auto-pilot failed to keep a course, Beaufort seems a good opportunity to install a new one.  So, we are staying here until the end of the month and then looking for a few days of awesome weather for coastal passage to Florida. One of the best reasons for … Continued

A Day in Georgetown

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We spent a day at the Harborwalk Marina in Georgetown, SC and I took to the streets to explore.  Lunch first at this waterfront restaurant. Mardi Gras préparations were underway when we arrived on this cold, damp day. Front Street restaurants set tables outside in spite of the weather. The town mardi gras célébration was held in a waterfront hall .  This photo was made from the boardwalk. The streets of historic Georgetown call to mind a visual character of bygone years.  This feeling even more exaggerated after dark. An older couple leave the mardi gras party. Ladies outside The Strand theatre. The International Paper Company mill was built in 1936.