Thursday, August 4, 2016

Early Morning Walk on the Harbor

First, a cup of iced americano from the Coffee Break Cafe ...

then cross the street to see what's happening in the harbor --

a nice way to start our second summer day in Georgetown.



Cut through the little park beside

the Rice Museum

in the old town hall and slave market ...








past the bust of the Marquis de Lafayette,

the young Frenchman who landed in America in Georgetown

at age 19 to become

General George Washington's second in






Take the Harbor Walk, a series of docks that runs several blocks along the waterfront ...









past the yachts and fishing boats and

tour boats that take people on shelling trips

and out to see the old lighthouse.






In the three-block historic district every space not occupied by a building has become a green space, a park. Francis Marion Park is named for the general also known as The Swamp Fox, quite a legend around here. (I'll save that story for another day.)

The person sitting on the bench is a disabled man who makes roses from palmetto fronds to sell to visitors.

The huge red flowers

blooming in the center of the garden are hibiscus.

South Carolina's state tree is the Sabal palmetto and this tiny park was built in its honor. It was chosen as the state tree because it assisted in the defeat of the British during the American Revolution.

Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island survived the attack of the British because it was constructed of palmetto logs which absorbed the impact of cannon balls.

In other words, the cannon balls bounced off!

Also called the Cabbage Palm, it graces the flag

of the Palmetto State

along with the pretty Carolina moon.



  1. Thanks for the walking tour around your pretty new home town Cynthia. You could be a tour guide, with your love of history.

  2. You have a beautiful home town, I'm looking forward to more pictures.

  3. Yu are going to enjoy living in this town! Was that a retro movie theatre in the first photo?

  4. Nothing like getting out to check the new neighborhood. You have a long history that has been well preserved.

  5. Thanks for taking us on a harbour walk in your new city. Lots of history too.

  6. You had me captivated from your very first stop! Sounds like a womderful day. Such a sweet little park and an interesting piece of history about the Cabbage Palm. I hadn't heard that before.

  7. Fascinating! I'd like to do that walk. But you shouldn't have mentioned the palmetto logs - if our army hasn't already taken that piece of intelligence on board, I'm afraid I'm just about to spill the beans; it will necessitate a complete review of our armed services :-)

  8. Hi
    You and "the Writer" have sure picked a lovely location to set down
    your roots. It is a very lovely looking town with obviously great civic
    pride. Well done. I like others look forward to more photos etc of this

  9. What a pretty place, will even be better next winter! Love the sign to hold hands of small children:)

  10. You are getting to know your new town and showing us too. Thanks. It looks sunny and clean and historic.

  11. It's looking good so far - love the waterfront! Hope day three onwards have been equally as good :)
    Wren x

  12. What a lovely place to be able to take morning walks. I would love the walks along the water.