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May 29th: Georgetown, SC

We were up late partying last night with our Gemini friends Michael & Lori. Well, maybe it was more like what our kids say – “just hanging out” – not really a party. Just to say, it was too much good food, and a couple of good beers, left me too foggy of head to write a BLOG entry last night. This is all in keeping with our current job description.

Stowaway Dragonflies

Stowaway Dragonflies

So, for Wednesday, we headed out for another quiet run up the ICW. Then I notice we had some stowaways. A flock of Dragonflies were hitching a ride on Freestyle. My guess is that our anchor light attracted multitudes of flying insects last night. And, the dragonflies came to eat their fill. Probably so stuffed they needed to rest for a while before flying off to wherever Dragonflies live.

Next we happened upon what I’d call a real backwoods ferry. Definitely a little more primitive than the ferry by Cape Haze with which our Society friends are familiar. (You know – I am easily entertained to find this interesting.)

Finally, after an easy 17-miles, we arrived in Georgetown, SC. Georgetown is another historic town, complete with another house where George Washington stayed. Founded in 1729, Georgetown became an official port of entry in 1732. The town flourished until the war between the states forced the entire area to loose its “stable labor force” (a quote from the County Chamber pamphlet). Georgetown also has a thriving industrial base with a paper mill, a steel mill, and several other smaller plants. The town has done a very good job of renovating its historic harbor area. Not quite as nice as Beaufort, SC. But, a good number of shops, restaurants, museums, and historic buildings. Unfortunately, as I walked several blocks up through town to a local hardware store, one could see the area overall is economically depressed.

Last night we had dinner with Michael & Lori (before hanging out on Freestyle) at a very new restaurant called WildFish Grille. The restaurant was so new, this was their first night in operation. Tomorrow night is their Grand Opening. They had several types of fish tacos on the menu, and they were excellent, especially the Angry  Ahi Tuna Tacos, the Blu Mac & Cheese side dish, and the Marsh Grass (fried thin sliced onions) appetizer. Another restaurant on our list of Freestyle Approved dinning establishments. We certainly hope they make a go of their business venture so we can eat here again on our return trip.

I know you would love to see some more – in fact any – pictures of Georgetown. But, I proved to be a very bad photographer yesterday. Maybe tomorrow.

Backwoods Ferry in South Carolina

Backwoods Ferry in South Carolina

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