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

April 29, 2013

April 28 – Charleston, SC

Ashley Marina

We spent the day enjoying the activities at the Mt. Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival. The festival began in 1987 to support and honor the local shrimping and fishing industry. It’s held in the picturesque Memorial Waterfront Park and Pier, overlooking Charleston Harbor. There were food booths, craft vendors and lots of activities for kids to enjoy…a real family friendly event that was well attended. People brought their chairs, blankets, coolers and dogs to enjoy the day of events.

The beginning of the Blessing of the Fleet
Shrimp boats getting ready to receive their blessing. They came by one at a time to receive a personal blessing from the priest.
Listening to the Southwood Band...they were very good.
Tony the Peanut Man is a Charleston favorite, he's been selling his peanuts (boiled) at sporting events, the city market and festivals for over 20 years. We saw him on Friday at the RiverDogs game. If you ask him what kind of peanuts he has he'll sing you his famous song. See him in action on this video.

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