Saturday, April 19, 2014

St. John's Yacht Harbor - We explore Charleston


We are by the bridge - but it's quiet
n Active Captain you are asked to rate marinas that you stay at. The ratings range from 1 star to 5 stars. There are many people who rate marinas at 4 starts just as a starting point and too easily give 5 stars to marinas that are not exceptional. That is not a problem with this marina. It deserves a 5 star rating. It has all the extras of a courtesy car (free), cable TV, free WiFi, excellent laundry facilities and showers along with very good docking rates. We will come back again next year.

The parks are beautiful
We took advantage of their courtesy car today at noon and visiting downtown Charleston to the riverside parks. You can have the car for free for two yours at a time which was plenty for us. Normally they are just used for provisioning but we had done that yesterday so today was just sightseeing. The rains and winds did abate somewhat today but we have some more high winds and rain still coming at us per the radar. It's all supposed to be over by Monday when we'll head north again.

A closeup of the flowers
A tree covered walk - just wonderful, even on a cloudy day
Ann has an Easter Sunday dinner planned with a ham and all the trimmings. I had to trim the top 2 inches off the ham to fit in our small, onboard oven. So with that we had ham and eggs this morning, sacrifice,  ha!   We'll do laundry on Sunday and we still plan on leaving Monday for points north.