Thursday, May 29, 2008

Charleston, SC to Georgetown, SC

Thursday, May 28, 2008 "Island Hopper" left the marina at 8:50 AM. The weather was rainy and in the low 70's. There were light winds and calm water as we traveled on the inside. We arrived at Hazzard Marina in Georgetown, SC at 2:00 PM. The skies were clearing and the sun began to peep through the clouds. After getting the boat secured and some chores accomplished, Debbie & Kevin walked about 2 miles into the town to do some sightseeing. The town is quaint with many antique stores, small shops and about a dozen restaurants. The city has created a nice Harbor Walk along the water to the Kaminski Museum.
Hazzard Marina

Harbor Inn in Georgetown

A Quaint Shop on Front Street

The Harbor Walk

Facts About Georgetown, SC Georgetown is South Carolina's third oldest city behind Charleston and Beaufort. Situated on a peninsula, Georgetown is surrounded on three sides by water. On the east by Pee Dee, Black and Waccamaw Rivers, on the west by Sampit River, and on the south by Winyah Bay formed by the convergence of these rivers. As a bustling pre-Revolutionary seaport, sailing ships docked here bringing manufactured goods from Europe and leaving with the trade products of the low country - indigo, rice, and cotton.In 1729 Elisha Screven laid the plan for Georgetown and developed the city in a four-by eight block grid. Referred to as the "Historic District" the original grid city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and still bears the original street names, lot numbers, and many of the original homes. Front Street is lined with quaint shops and restaurants, many with decks overlooking the harbor.
The Rice Museum (
We ate dinner at Rice Paddy Restaurant on Front Street. Again we had a wonderful southern meal.

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