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Georgia and South Carolina

(Photos taken April 29 - May 3, 1999.)

An example of the damage (note the missing wood railing) that can occur when currents, wind, or poor control takes it out on the boat.  That will take a week to replace and probably cost $$$.

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Passing Hilton Head, SC.  Hilton Head was too close to our stop at Jeckyl Island to warrant a stop, but we did enjoy seeing the famous lighthouse from the channel.

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The beautiful Waccamaw River--a very pleasant change from the low country and endless marshland of northern Georgia and southern South Carolina.

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Beaufort (bew-fort) SC, a beautiful town which can be seen by foot from the marina.   Many of the homes in this town are pre-Revolutionary war.  This home was built in 1704.

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The streets feel as if they are from another era.  It's a very peaceful place to just stroll.

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Many of the old homes are surrounded by brick walls.  This is an example of the style which seems to prevail in Beaufort.

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Often, in shallow water, Interlude is followed by dozens of birds extracting edibles from the stirred-up water in our wake.  They'll follow us for miles.

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Charleston, SC is a gem.  It's historic district is under extensive renovation and worth much more time than we gave it.  This is an example of just one of the homes.   Note the horse-drawn carriage in the lower left corner; it's one of the more elegant ways to see the historic district.

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This is the Nathaniel Russel home which we toured.  It is under renovation as are others, and provides an opportunity to see within the walls in some cases.  Our guide must have been 90 years old!

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We had lunch in the Charleston Place hotel in a beautiful courtyard.  It's empty because it's 4pm--a little late for lunch, but the food was wonderful.

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Bridges in North Carolina are also ancient.  This is a pontoon bridge at Sunset Beach.  The middle section of this bridge floats and needs to be pulled out of the way for an opening.  Once the cable pulls it open, the cable needs to be dropped to the channel bottom so that boats can pass over it.  The process is very slow.   The photo shows the pontoon section open.

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Since the pontoon bridge opening is a "big deal", it only opens once an hour.   Needless to say there is a substantial queue of boats waiting when if finally opens.  We were near the head of the procession, but these boats were ahead of us.

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It was a wonderful surprise to hear Choraules hailed on the radio, and to discover it is the Bardes' on their way to Chesapeake Bay.  We plan to see Paul and Carol in New Bern on the 5th.  The photo shows Choraules as we're passing.  Note how slow we're going!  No wake! (I hope).

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