Monday, October 22, 2018

Charleston Maritime Center - Ann gets her Harris Teeter Fix

This is my favorite sculpture, a rising flock of seagulls
Ann just loves the Harris Teeter supermarket about two blocks away from the marina. We're told it's one of the social centers of the downtown area. If you want to get out for a spell, just drop by the store and browse, you'll probably meet someone you know.

We almost have a full moon - good tides!
Speaking of that, we had three boaters drop by today to say hi. We are seeing more and more of that as the years go by. I'll pass someone by and he or she will say, "Hi Hoolie" as I walk the dog. Everyone seems to know what Hoolie looks like. Then we start a conversation and get to know each other.

This marina remains practically empty. In fact, I've never seen it so empty in all the years we've been coming here. It's true that the passing boats will roll in a wave or two and if you get winds out of the east, it will be rocky. For us, that's outweighed by the access to downtown by foot and, of course, Harris Teeter. For others, the rocking will be too much.

On Tuesday, we plan a visit to the vendor market and then to the downtown stores. Ann had her Harris Teeter fix but now she needs some serious shopping time. I was hoping the new iPad Pro would be out by now and I could get one at the Apple store here but no luck there. The new models are due out on 11/30 now.

The sailboat is at the end of our dock - beautiful night
The ICW south of here is supposed to be dredged all the way to the Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff which gets rid of a lot of shallow areas. I'll see for myself on Wednesday.