Saturday, 17 Oct. 2015 Cooper River Anchorage, SC

We spent the morning touring Beaufort while Captain Bob went to resupply groceries and hardware items.  Thus, we traveled only 32.5 miles today in 4 hours. It  looks like we have 500 + miles to go.

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A beautiful SUNRISE from our stateroom window in the stern of the trawler.  Then, back ashore in Beaufort.

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Captain Bob treated us to breakfast at Blackstone’s Café.  Last night we were told that this was a fabulous restaurant for breakfast.  But as we walked up Bay Street we could not remember the name of the restaurant and this nice lady asked us if we were lost (I guess we looked lost).  We told her we were looking for Shrimp and Grits.  She laughed and said up one block and to the left.

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Best shrimp and grits we have EVER had, and the owners and waitress truly showed “Southern Hospitality”

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This restaurant was filled with posters and pictures of movies and movie stars that filmed in Beaufort.

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We visited an old church and cemetery. We saw Captain Bob over at an old grave and look what he dug up.

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We did a walking tour back through the Historical District.

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We visited several shops and art galleries on Bay street and loved meeting the shop owners and artist.  We probably spent as much time talking to them as shopping.

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Betty was blown away by the number of infused olive oils and vinegars at the “Olive the Above”.  The shop owner spent a lot of time with me discussing and letting us taste the different oils and vinegars.

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Waiting on Captain Bob with our shopping treasures and there he is with his.  But the good thing is we can eat and drink his.

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Headed back to the Mermaid.

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12:40pm departing Beaufort and here comes our first bridge.

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Our “Lost Cajuns” are passing us AGAIN and guess what now their VHF radios are not working also.

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Passing Parris Island – US Marine Corps recruit training base. That’s where Captain Bob spent his early days in the Marine Corps.

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Installing the new snubber lines.

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Shrimp boat working in the bay and the little trawler that we seem to pass us daily.

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The Miami Mermaid’s Salon and a late lunch of pizza.

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Our 2nd bridge and the famous Hilton Head, SC.

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The Port Royal Lighthouse.

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Passing construction barges on our way to anchorage.  Jerry is replacing the tow hook for the dingy.

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Relaxing with Wilma at anchor.

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Sunset on Cooper River out in the middle of no mans land.  Note the lights from Savannah over the dingy in the sunset picture.

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Blue dot is where we are anchored off the Jack Rowe Island a 65 acre private island.


Ended the day with wine and a grilled salmon dinner prepared by our GOURMET  CHEF “Captain Bob.”


One comment

  1. Shannon Patterson · October 18, 2015

    Beaufort looks beautiful. No wonder so many movies were filmed there.


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