Monday, March 19, 2012

Last night at anchor in Georgetown, SC

Barbara rows the inflatable dinghy one way and I the other when we go to town.  There are two public dinghy docks available and so far we've been able to pick the one which is up wind and up current when it is time to return to "Submit"
We've eaten at Buzz's Roost, breakfasted at Thomas's Cafe, had Edy's peanut butter cup ice cream, and lunched at Big Tuna.
We've toured old mansions and local museums.
We skipped the local $40 per person annual Sock Burning fund raiser.
We met very nice folks.
We did a little street walking.
We regret we will miss the "Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin'" this weekend! 
Dinner out is not high on our list.  Most restaurants serve about the same things for lunch at a third to half off what they charge for dinner.  We've slipped into the cruiser's mentality of trying to be a little parsimonious.
If we make it to town in time, we may have a late breakfast, like today's low country omelet and cheese grits.  If we lunch, it is usually a little late.  It is just so nice to be back to the boat sipping a cold one or a glass of wine, enjoying something tasty we concoct, and enjoying the sunset.  We also prefer to be back at the boat if there are any late day thunderstorms.
If we close the unscreened companionway and hatches at the first sign of bugs, it stays bug-less.  We're very glad we opted for screens for the opening portlights and that we have the solar fan.
Tomorrow's plan is to put in a modest day of approximately 40 miles before anchoring out in the middle of nowhere.  For those of you who aren't aware, we can average about 6 miles an hour.  Woohoo!
Another 30 miles on Wednesday will put us in Charleston where we plan to spend a couple days.  All suggestions for sights and activities in the Charleston area will be appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. I want to add a little more about the "intelectual" part of Georgetown. We had a tour of the Rice Museum and learned that the reason rice fields are flooded is not for moisture or nutrition, but to hold up the stocks. We saw an old boat that was raised from the bottom of the river with the hull stay formed from tree roots. It must have taken them as long to find all of the correctly sized and shaped roots as it did to constuct. On the mansion tour we learned about joggling.