3/23/21 to 4/6/21: Our Favorite South Carolina Stops

Beaufort, Mosquito Creek, Charleston, Georgetown. We re-acquainted ourselves with these four South Carolina stops as we continued our trip northward. It's a good feeling to return to towns and marinas you know. Plus, it's spring in the south. The azaleas were in full, glorious bloom. As for Mosquito Creek, one of our favorite anchorages, we experienced fully the reason for its name. Them little buggers were prolific and hungry!

Cruising past Hilton Head to Beaufort, we enjoyed pretty skies and water.

A pod of 10 dolphins, adults and little ones, kept us entertained for several minutes near Hilton Head. The sighting was by far the most impressive of any we've seen on this cruise. In a seemingly purposeful "final act," the entire pod swam next to the boat, the dolphins pressed side to side as they gracefully launched themselves through the water.

Lowcountry marshes nearly close enough to touch.

Beaufort sunset.

Charleston's two marinas on the Ashley River are home to more than boats. We always see water birds. This egret ruffled for me.

Rainbow Row in Charleston, that pretty stretch of pastel-painted homes dating back to the 1740s, always catches my eye when we're wandering the historic residential district south of Broad.

Charleston homes boast some of the most beautiful windowboxes you'll ever see. 

Can't have too many windowbox shots!

Azaleas everywhere.

Charleston, old and new. Historic architecture, a charming horse-drawn carriage as well as the ever-present parked cars and, that speck in the sky, a helicopter.

Mother Nature makes the best bouquets.

Safe Harbor Georgetown with its river view.

Easter Sunday in Georgetown. This spectacular living cross was already beginning to fade by mid-morning, but I'm glad we happened upon it.

Easter Sunday brilliance from the local Georgetown azaleas.

The iconic Socastee Swing Bridge. To my way of thinking, it is the dividing point between the wilds of the Waccamaw River and the heavy shoreline development that stretches up through Myrtle Beach clear to Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina.


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