Happy Turkey Day!!

We arrived in Beautiful Beaufort on Wednesday afternoon, after a leisurely run from the Ashepoo River where we spent a very peaceful night on the hook under cloudy skies. The section of the river where we anchored is very isolated, with very few signs of civilization. We anchored just off a dock at a hunting camp. We took advantage of the isolated dock and went ashore for a long walk with the dogs. We saw deer as we returned just before dark, earlier we had seen some dolphins working the river close to shore. The quiet was very remarkable, not a sound to be heard other than some distant birds.


Beaufort truly lives up to its “beautiful’ moniker. It is a lovely town, lots of history, and many beautiful old antebellum homes. Some of the homes are very large, reminiscent of a bygone era of unbridled prosperity. Most are still wonderfully maintained. I can only imagine the painting bills! The town is a great visit, many interesting shops, art galleries, and many upscale restaurants. This was our 4th visit, the first being way back in 2000 when we brought the Carver north from Florida. We managed to stop in long enough to take a quick late-night walk through town, and left early the following morning. This trip is more relaxed, and we’ve enjoyed leisurely walks through the town, with a bit of shopping.


Nothing extra special for Thanksgiving dinner, a pork roast and some real mashed potatoes, we’re thankful we have the opportunity to visit so many wonderful places! We’ll probably stay another day, we’re headed to Brunswick, GA where we’ll take a rental car home for an early holiday visit with family, but we’ll make a few stops along the way at some places we missed the last trip.

3 Responses to “Happy Turkey Day!!”

  1. the eichers on 26 Nov 2009 at 8:25 PM #

    Hello Barb and Steve, Happy Thanksgiving! It sounds like all is well and that you are having a great trip south. Brad started a job in Toronto this week – why Toronto??!! but that is where he wants to be for some reason. Signed up for an apartment tonight – no turning back now! Kristen is preparing for exams and is busy as usual. Will try to be in touch over the next few days – how is your skype connection? Keep in touch, travel safe – Eleanor and Bill

  2. Myla and Dan on 27 Nov 2009 at 11:12 AM #

    ohhhh, I love Beaufort! Your blog brings it all back – thanks. We’re also thankful that we found a buyer for Kairos and that Dan successfully delivered her to DC for her new owner and was back in time for Thanksgiving. All in all, a great outcome! Enjoy your road trip – Dan and Myla

  3. Bill Jacobs on 04 Dec 2009 at 5:25 AM #

    I just thought I would try your comments section, regarding my query on blogging. Beaufort is one of our favorite cruising stops. My wife Sue and I spent the better part of three years loafing up and down the east coast a few years ago on our then trawler, DIVA. She was a DeFever49CPMY, and a very comfortable home.

    We stayed so long in Beaufort that we almost gave up cruising and bought a house. A charming town. But we are back in Sarasota FL now, where we have downsized to a Mainship 34 Pilot Sedan and a downtown condo. We actively cruise the west coast of Florida and look at Sarasota Bay from our windows at home.