"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 10, 2011

July 9 - Charleston, SC

Day 113 - Sight Seeing
Charleston Maritime Center

We started our day at the Charleston Farmers Market held in Marion Square just a few blocks from the boat. It's a large market with lots great food booths, fresh vegetables and some unique art and crafts. We really enjoy spending a morning at a farmers market getting a few fresh things and visiting with the local people. After the market we walked to the visitor center and then rode one of the free trolleys through part of the historic section of Charleston. We walked around a little and then went back to the boat for lunch...to cool off and relax.

We spent the afternoon riding our bikes around. Charleston is a very beautiful city with wonderful old homes, churches and other buildings, and it is rich in history. A thunderstorm rolled in around dinnertime...good thing we weren't planning on eating out. Lots of thunder, lightening, wind and rain. We seem to be in a pattern of afternoon thunderstorms.

Charleston Farmers Market
Just a few of the fresh vegetables and fruits the booths had to offer (Kelley I was thinking about you when I took these pictures)
Homes along Waterfront Park
A lot of the homes here have their balconies on the side of the house over looking a small yard or garden. The narrow side of the house faces the street.
Houses facing Charleston Harbor
More beautiful Charleston homes

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