As record storms slammed the east coast again, Exhale was surrounded by heavy wind, rain, and hail storms. Refuge was found in the historic port of Beaufort, South Carolina for three stormy days.
Beaufort, South Carolina
Dodging the rain, we toured the local community, finding several historic gems.
In Beaufort, our dock mates were the delightful Easton family – Kim, Scott, Chris, Ryan and their Director of Guest Relations, Charlie. Kimberly Dawn began her journey in Tennessee, they have been on the water since last summer. Similar in speed, together we plan to anchor out, once the storm clears.
The Few, The Proud, The Marines
“I learned more about American History in the past two hours than I did in high school”, said Capt. Rick. Without a doubt, the Parris Island Marine Corp museum has more military artifacts than any museum we have ever seen. Take your time; it’s an educational, emotional journey.
Notice the viperous snake wound around the Southern Republic tree. Proud of our deep California roots, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York connections.
What type of plane was that?
We marveled as the military planes flew by – we think this one was the Harrier, since it hovered overhead, as if it was suspended in motion. We saw multiple aircrafts in the span of 15 minutes – touch and go – high and low!
Happy to be back on the water, we enjoyed the hospitality of South Carolina.
Location, location, location. These lucky birds secured an exclusive waterfront property.
Not all Boat Dogs are friendly – Stranger Danger
As most of you know, Maddie is a highly social dog. She loves to meet new people and she is quick to sniff new dogs, of all sizes. Bigger dogs, like Maddie’s best friend Chopper, are often the most friendly. Unfortunately, smaller dogs, especially Miniature Schnauzers are royal jerks. It turns out dogs that are actually at eye level can do a lot of damage in less than 5 seconds. After a malicious encounter I guarantee you Maddie will not be so quick to say hello. A hard nip on her ear and her neck may have scared us more than her! A readily available first aid kit came in handy, and she seems to be okay. Lesson learned, you are right, Mo; Stranger, Danger.
After a rough storm and a mean dog, Maddie might be looking for a good bourbon.
Next stop – Steamboat, anchoring out with Kimberly Dawn.