Before we move onto Charleston happenings one more visit to our anchorage at Dewees Creek. Below is panorama of our anchorage. The photo hardly captures the serene beauty we were able to experience.
We anchored in Dewees Creek to position Magnolia to take fullest advantage of the high tides to avoid some significant shoaling in the Intercostal Waterway (ICW) just prior to arriving in Charleston Harbor.
We arrived in Charleston about mid tide and with tides of 6 feet and currents of 3 knots we wanted to kill a couple of hours before going into our marina so we headed Magnolia for a tour of the Charleston Harbor starting with Fort Sumter. It was quite an experience.
After a visit to Fort Sumter we headed up the Cooper River along the eastern shore of Charleston proper.
I did not realize that the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown is moored in Charleston.
We eventually settled into our slip on the western shore of Charleston, cleaned Magnolia and caught on some R&R. This morning we met up with our friend Mims whom we met in the Bahamas and visited in Savannah and here in Charleston. After our visit we went for a lovely walk around historic Charleston visiting the City Market and my favorite men’s store in the whole world, M Dumas & Sons!
We had not previously noticed but Magnolia has a bit of ICW mustache from the tannins in the water found there.
A few errands and chores tomorrow and then off to dinner. Its going to be a great Monday!