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Good morning up early with my cold and was happy to see a gorgeous sunrise so pretty. I will miss waking up on the water but it's time for this salty 1st Mate to head home!
Bryan will stay back and organize getting the boat cleaned and stored until November. He will be fine moving the boat on his own the dock hands here are excellent once he's away from the dock he'll use the sky hook feature so he can ...
... we learnt so muchabout slavery and what it was lie to bea sleve on Boone Hall. Her passionate performance literally brought tears to my eyes. She spoke about the removal of children, howthey were called by a bell toatrough to be fed and had to leave at the sound of a second bel to allowthenext row ofslaves to eatas fastastheycould bfore the bell chimed for them to leave room for next lot of slaves etc, how they made upsongs incomprehensible to the white masters ...
... a real mix again, forest, corn, cotton and peanuts, a few livestock places sprinkled about, and of course churches abounding. We had our picnic lunch in one spacious Baptist Church grounds, acres of neatly mown lawn around the impressive brick buildings. Some of the churches are very magnificent, others very plain, all have neat lawns.
The lawns of these states are very very extensive, huge acreages are mowed here, areas we would run a few sheep on in ...
... and had it again.
I have a pattern now to just spend my first half day to day crusing around the town I'm in, just checking out the sights and getting the feel of the place. The main reason why I came to Charleston was to see the houses, specifically the antebellum houses. I certainly had my chance now! I headed into the heart of Charleston through the main shopping district that was filled with boutique after boutique of everything you could possibly want (except ...
... to the Battery area. So much renovation of amazing stately homes. Saw bumper sticker, Gut Fish, not Houses.
From Bay St. we could see Fort Sumter way in the distance. We passed on the shuttle boat to take us out there, but we visited the Museum. So much history.
Tomorrow we plan to make the 15 minute drive to Folly Beach, hoping to capture a Pat Conroy feeling.
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