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

October 13, 2012

Oct. 12 – Georgetown, SC

Sampit River – Anchorage

Today was a shorter day for each of us. I drove through Myrtle Beach…it goes on forever! Mostly stop and go traffic all the way. This area reminds me of Orlando…full of miniature golf courses, malls, go cart parks, themed entertainment centers and elaborate restaurants…decorated with all kinds of things to draw you in. It was nice to get close to Georgetown and have things calm down.

Georgetown was first settled in 1526 by the Spaniards, and was the first settlement in North America. The settlement failed because of a hurricane and Indian attacks and was later reestablished in 1726 in honor of King George II. This town was once an important international port, serving the area’s once-thriving rice plantations. Today, several marinas cater to traffic on the ICW and the old docks along the waterfront have been converted into Harborwalk, an array of restaurants and shops. Sixteen blocks of the downtown area are listed on the National Historic Register.

Stan’s trip was very uneventful…through the ditch all the way. When he arrived he tied up to the day dock and we explored the little town. We later moved into the harbor and anchored for the night. It was nice to have one last night on the hook.

The streets in Georgetown are lined with oak trees
and lots of old homes 
The clock tower was built in 1845 
Part of Front Street 
Harborwalk in Georgetown
A view of the harborwalk from the water...everything looks better from the water

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