We arrived Charleston on Wed, to unseasonably cool weather. The passage of another frontal system has pumped air from the north well into the south. Charleston and the south in general is breaking temperature records as the relentless push of cold air continues. Low of 31 last night, there was ice on the dock. The winds have been just as relentless, out of the N or NW in the 20 kt range, some cruisers putting in to Charleston reported 40 kts outside, with waves over 20 ft, some as high as 40. Today’s forecast has the winds moderating and shifting from out of the W and SW, so we’ll see some relief in the next day or two. Forecasts are good into next week, so we’ll pull up here and travel.

We’re docked on the “MEGADOCK”, at 1500 ft, the longest floating pier on the east coast. We’re tied across the pier from “THEMIS” a 157 ft. Trinity. She’s purportedly for sale, at $22 mil. We’ve seen lots of crew coming and going, they all stop to say hello to Molly, she makes friends wherever she goes! The marina here is great, great service, very nice.

We met with Joyce and Chris on Celebrate, their brand new Selene 48. They owned a 43 like ours prior to getting their 48. It is a gorgeous boat.

2672Today we’ll spend some more time in Charleston, yesterday we laid low because of the weather, did some marina chores, serviced the generator, wash, cleaning, etc. Fun stuff. Today we be tourists! Charleston is a great spot, the old homes are lovely, so much beautiful old architecture. We got to walk a good bit in the past day or so, probably well over 10 miles. Lots of photos in the Gallery! Yesterday AM’s walk was to the local vet to have Molly checked out for a UTI. Nothing serious but another cruising adventure trying to arrange vet care away from home! She’s (literally) bouncing back very quickly.

We’ve met up with some other cruisers, lots of them have stopped here to take advantage of the great touring spot while they wait out the weather.

Next stop, Beautiful Beaufort.

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