Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Low Country Landing

We made it!  At 1:15 yesterday (Tuesday) we tied up at the Charleston City Marina, home of the MegaDock! and our home for the next 3-4 weeks.  It is good to be here.

Even we were a bit surprised to arrive right on schedule. Once we made it down the Chesapeake Bay, where the Admiral experienced a bit of sea sickness, we were golden. Beautiful days, starry nights, calm waters.

The past 24 hours have been CWL: Clean, Walk, Laundry. The Cap'n has been washing off the ICW salt and soot, and I have been readying Freedom for our weekend guests.

A brisk morning walk through the quiet ( and a few flooded) streets of Charleston reminded me why I wanted to move here after college (never did, tho). A slow walk down the dock this afternoon enthused the Cap'n: 420's from the College of Charleston sailing on the Ashley river, mega yachts lining the dock. And guess what? We are once again reunited with Indiscretion.  Alas, no sign of Howard.

Other "celebrity" yachts on the dock: Themis, the 99th largest American yacht (156') owned by a local tort attorney (tobacco and asbestos lawsuits pay) and Seaquest, the 80th largest American yacht (164") owned by the son of the founder of Amway. (Yes, I  googled them).

Tomorrow brings more mundane tasks: the grocery store & more cleaning. But, we are full of anticipation for the weekend, the arrival of friends Diana and Tom, and the Southern Ground Music Food Festival.

Happy Fall Y'All

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