USA Today leads you in a journey of Charleston via 39 photos and dialogue. It includes suggestions by some of the local tour guides. I suspect that you will find a suggestion of something that you haven’t experienced.
Scuttlebutt Sailing News posted interesting sailing participants viewpoints about Charleston Race Week Cup, “Capturing the Charleston Race Week Cup”.
The consensus seems to be that the event was a great success even though some of the races had to be cancelled due to weather problems.
Here is but one of the many comments:
“That last race proved decisive in the Spinnaker Pursuit class as skipper Rick Moore steered the J/120 Moose Down to line honors…
“Actually, the key to the whole thing was our crew just keeping the boat moving forward at all times, particularly on Friday when it was very light and sloppy,” said Moore, a Charleston local.
“Today we were fully-loaded and totally dialed in. We stayed on target, watched where we were going and used the currents. We’re extremely thankful for the outcome. It was a great day of racing and we had a blast in the Pursuit fleet. It’s a challenge when you see the boats coming up behind you and you have to work to stay in front of them.”
“Race Week Culminates with Moderate Winds and High Spirits
After three days of intense competition across 16 different classes of sailboats, the biggest keelboat regatta in the Americas is in the books! The past half week has been filled with exciting racing, rockin’ beachside parties and some great camaraderie. Another edition of Sperry Charleston Race Week comes to a close.
SAVE THE DATE for 2018!
April 12-15, 2018
Beginning in Mid March the Charleston Water Taxi’s schedule expanded to daily from 9 am to 8 pm. Prior to that they were mostly open on Saturdays.
There are four departure points with different departing times. The four points are:
- Aquarium Wharf/MaritimeCenter
- Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
- Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
- Waterfront Park/Market St/Historic District
Playground, walking paths, picnic tables, athletic fields, tennis courts.
Dogs are allowed.
Intersection of Ashley Avenue and Broad Street Charleston, S.C. Picture and text below source – http://bit.ly/tkQSvT‘ The lake and its park were part of the Commons established by an Act of the Commons House of Assembly in 1768, setting aside the area forever for public use. The tradition that the lake was developed as a small boat harbor for planters apparently has no foundation in fact.
Most likely, it served as mill pond for a succession of sawmills which operated in the vicinity.
For many years the lake was known as the Rutledge Street Pond.
It acquired the name, Colonial Lake, in 1881, in honor of the “Colonial Commons” established in 1768. Some residents still call it “The Pond.”
The park around the lake was developed in 1882-87.
Fountains were placed in the lake in 1973, not for decorative purposes, but to aerate the water and prevent fish kills on hot summer days.
Gala Week used to be held in the fall of the year, with a fireworks display on the west side of the Pond, which was then an undeveloped area.
Spectators filled to park and crowded onto boats in the lake.’
Picture and Text Below Source – http://bit.ly/h4PgV4101 East Arctic Avenue, Folly Beach, SC – 29439 843-588-3474 bit.ly/h4PgV4
‘Fishing, walking, birding, and the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Edge of America are just some of the possibilities at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, where you can find some of the best saltwater fishing in the area.’
‘The Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier is a breathtaking landmark that stretches 1,045 feet into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At 25-feet wide and 23-feet above sea level, the pier is the second longest on the east coast and offers not only spectacular views, but a variety of fishing tournaments, special events, and dining.’
Full-service restaurant, Locklears Beach City Grill
Special events & tournaments
Gangplank Gift & Tackle Shop
Picture and Text Below Source – http://bit.ly/o4Mklt1100 West Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach, SC – 29439 843-588-2426bit.ly/o4Mklt
– January-February: 10:00am-5:00pm
– March-April: 10:00am-6:00pm
– May-Labor Day, 9:00am-7:00pm
– September-October: 10:00am-6:00pm
– November-December: 10:00am-5:00pm
‘On the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River, beachgoers will find Folly Beach County Park.
Lifeguards are on duty seasonally along a beautiful beachfront designated swimming area.
Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, is visible at the west end of the park.
Dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10am and 6pm from May 1 through September 30.
At all other times, the dog must be on a leash.’
– Dressing areas
– Restrooms (handicap-accessible)
– Picnic area and grills
– Shelter rentals for group functions
Seasonal [View Schedule]
– Outdoor showers
– Snack bar
– Retail area
– Beach chair & umbrella rentals
Like Deep Sea Fishing? Boating? Cooper River Marina is the place to get started!
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LAT 32-49.928 N-079-56.053W
‘Conveniently located two miles north of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge and 15 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, the Cooper River Marina is a great facility for recreational and transient boaters.’
– Deep water slips: long-term up to 42-feet, loa; transients up to 125-ft.
– No draft or height restrictions
– Easy harbor access
– 30 amp/120V service
– Floating concrete docks
– Shore side and slip side pump-out service
– Phone line connection for your ISP
– Clean, climate-controlled captains lounge, laundry facilities, showers, and restrooms
– Ships store/convenience store
– Experienced staff
– Fax and email service, Wifi
– Competitive rates
– Ample free parking
– Docking assistance
– Up-to-the-minute local and national weather information
– Gated security
– VHF Channel 16 monitoring1010 Juneau Avenue, Charleston, SC – 29405 843-554-0790bit.ly/nJm9mk