16 November 2018
The nasty weather has arrived. The temperatures have dropped, the winds have picked up and the waves are washing over the concrete floating docks. Judy and I decided to go back in to Charleston today. We waited to take the noon shuttle, hoping that it would warm up a little. It didn’t. I think it actually got colder in the afternoon. We decided to have lunch first. I suggested one of my favorites, “Magnolias”. It was nice to get in out of the cold and relax a while. I ordered the fried green tomato BLT with melted pimento cheese on corn and jalapeño bread and Judy had the portobello reuben with house brusselskraut with a side of collard greens. It was all delicious! It is a good thing that we are doing a lot of walking with all of this good food we are eating! We then walked down East Bay Street to see the Rainbow Row houses. Admiring more window boxes and peeking into gardens along the way. I could not stop taking pictures! We walked down Church Street and took a tour of the Heyward-Washington House. Built in 1772, it was home to Thomas Hayward, Jr. , a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and was where George Washington stayed during his 1791 visit to the city. The house and gardens were beautiful. We lingered in the gardens and then started to make our way back to Market Street. We had just enough time to browse a few shops before catching the 4:15 shuttle back to the marina. It was a delightful day for us.
We have been here almost a week waiting for a weather window to go offshore. We will give the wind and waves another day to settle down. Hopefully, we will make up some time and get to Florida on Sunday. Today we will get everything ready to leave. There is a big BBQ competition going on here. We have complimentary tickets to attend. We may check it out.