After a Thanksgiving shore leave we are back in Charleston -- happily well south south of the early winter snows in PA. As usual, our days are filled with the Cap'ns chore list, dog walks, and Loop planning. Walking about the city is a special treat now as Charleston is dressed for Christmas -- offering a bit of southern charm we don't see up north magnolia leaf wreaths adorn doors and fences.
Here at the MegaDock the parade of southbound boats continues. The most recent wave are either 1) owner operated vessels who waited until after Thanksgiving to leave the Chesapeake Bay or 2) professional crews moving new boats south for the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. This group of boats are smaller than what we saw earlier in the season -- the mega yachts safely in their Florida slips awaiting winter charters and/or owner visits.
There is not much more to report, so I though I would share the results of an informal poll I took of the Freedom crew:
Question: What are the Best and Worst parts of living on a boat in Charleston?
The Cap'n: Best: "It's a Boat, and the weather is pretty good"
Worst: "Dog needs" (this response came soon after an unfortunate 2AM incident involving vomit)
The Admiral: Best: "The fulfillment of a long time dream to live in Charleston; Wearing flip flops in December; Fabulous Food;Sunrises and Sunsets; Carolina blue skies; other than washing dishes by hand, less housework"
Worst: "No walks or lunches out with my friends. Walking Ham up the dock in high winds or when he sees another dog".
Miles: Best: "Mom can never get more than 10 ft away from me."
Worst: "The long walk to shore -- it hurts my hips".
Hamilton: Best: "Mom can never get more than 10 ft away from me. All the attention I get from boaters who miss their dogs".
Worst: "Not being able to run around on my own".
We're here for another week before heading north for a month or so on shore....