Friday, April 13, 2012

Charleston Maritime Center - Last Day

Adam's heaven, but only vegetables
One of the reasons we like the Maritime Center is the close proximity of Publix, a very large supermarket, and a fresh vegetable stand next door. Both are within a 5 minute walk of the marina for easy provisioning, no car rental needed. It also helps that the marina has a free laundromat for those on a dock. Add the attractions of within walking distance of downtown Charleston (five blocks) and an aquarium next door too and it's a winning combination.

Building needs a trim, very green in Charleston
However, the marina is very small, not more than 20 slips and it can be very rocky if the wind is out of the southeast and the passing ship traffic adds to the bouncing so it's not for everyone - but it does usually settle down at night, but not always.

So today we took advantage of the food markets and now we're ready for continuing our trek north. Saturday we're headed for an anchorage at Awendaw, literally out in the middle of nowhere and in the direction of alligator infested waters. The anchorage itself is close enough to the ocean that we should be free of alligator threats but you never know. It makes for an interesting trip to the marshes for Hoolie relief. We'll let you know how we make out.