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Thursday – September 5th: Bennettes Point, SC

The One and Only B&B Seafood

The One and Only B&B Seafood

More and more marsh grass. There is a fairly long stretch of the ICW through South Carolina with few places to stop. At least places with much civilization that is.

We found a little place that you’d have to call a “settlement” because there is not even a town near by. It is located on Mosquito Creek at Bennettes Point. The state has a nice DNR facility there, but their dock is “off limits” to sundry cruisers like us. There is also a small facility call “B&B Seafood”. B&B is a small company where a couple shrimp boats come in to sell their catch. Reminds me a little of the grain elevators back in Illinois where farmers would bring their harvest in the Fall. But, places like B&B also tend to have a small store area with many of the little things shrimpers and local people may need. Like boots, gloves, fishing supplies, gas station food, etc. Plus, they will also sell you a pound or two of fresh shrimp if you’d like. Well, being the shrimp eaters we are, a pound of fresh shrimp for $5.95 was great. B&B’s dock was also a good place, tough a little dirty, to take Annie for her walkabouts. From there we could walk down to the DNR facility, where we were more than welcome to park a vehicle in their parking lot and walk around. Annie though this was a great place to leave her precious little deposits.

One thing was a bit disconcerting about B&B Seafood. The next morning – after feasting on shrimp the previous evening – Annie and I went back to B&B’s dock. But, first had to shoo away about ten very large buzzards sitting on the dock pilings as we approached. These birds were bigger than Annie! And, they didn’t really want to move – like it was their dock. All was well, and we now know why the dock was so dirty looking.

Large Buzzards After Being Displace From Their Dock

Large Buzzards After Being Displace From Their Dock

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