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

April 27, 2016

April 26 – Charleston, SC

Maritime Center Marina

"On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it."— Jules Renard

Sometimes I forget how much I love Charleston...then we come back and I remember all the reasons I could live here full time. It's still my all time favorite place we've visited. The people, the food, the architect, the history, the parks, the shopping…the life. I love it all.

We had a wonderful week in Charleston. We spent time with friends, rode bikes, went to festivals, sat in the park, shopped, ate a lot of good food and soaked in as much of the scenery as we could. It's a fun place to be with so much to do. Most of the blog entries from this past week were repost from our time here in 2013...I took the week off so I could enjoy every minute we had in the city. Here are a few of the highlights of our week.

Charleston is a great city to spend the day sight seeing. This is the United States Custom House on East Bay.
Waterfront Park is one of our favorite places to just hang out when we are Charleston 
Tourist can take horse drawn carriage rides or the local trolly to learn a little more about the city.
The City Market is a historic market complex in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Established in the 1790s, the market stretches for four city blocks from the architecturally-significant Market Hall, which faces Meeting Street, through a continuous series of one-story market sheds, the last of which terminates at East Bay Street.  
Broad Street 
St. Philip's Church 
The Charleston's Farmers Market is something we have always enjoyed. It is more than just fresh veggies...it's a festival in itself. This lady sell locally made sea salt. 
Some of the fresh vegetables offered this week 
The view from the top of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. We rode over the bridge Sunday to go to the Blessing of the Fleet in Mt. Pleasant. The span of the bridge is 2.7 mile. This is a view of the Maritime Center Marina...you can even see The Pearl if you zoom in.
At the top of the bridge
The Blessing of the Fleet in Mt. Pleasant
See the bridge? That's what we rode over to get to the festival. Lots of music, food and crafts.
Dinner with our friends Charlotte and Magnus at The Darling Oyster Bar. We had a great time.
Our last day in Charleston we ate at Slightly North of Broad...it was very good.
S.N.O.B. kitchen 
Stan's flounder...it was amazing
My shrimp & grits...the very best I've had in Charleston
Our home for the week
The view from our flybridge this past week...not bad
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  1. just loving your adventure!

    1. Thanks...we're having a wonderful time. Maybe we'll see y'all in Canada next summer. Glad to see you've had a great time in the Bahamas.