We made our delicious purchases, visited a little, tracked down some reasonably priced farm eggs a couple miles away and had an early lunch — grilled whiting, fried green tomatoes, and collard greens at the Seewee Restaurant in Awendaw (below).
Then we meandered back to the McClellanville docks to check out the shrimping fleet.
The docks are among only nine commercial fishing docks left in the whole state and are used by fishing boats from up and down the coasts of North and South Carolina. (They fish down the coast, come into port at McClellanville to sell their catch, and then go out to fish again.)
The fate of little McClellanville’s old docks is up in the air at the moment. They need a couple million dollars to keep them open and with only 543 residents, nobody knows where that money is going to come from.
When I got back in the car after taking photos, The Writer said a warning light was on for a low tire. Did I mention we were having record high temperatures and it was 101 sunny, humid degrees by now?!!
A back tire had a nail in it and was flat as a pancake! There was no one around to change a tire so we waited hours for AAA to rescue us. The car was a sauna, the wait was several hours, and by the time the tire was changed and repaired, it was nearly 6 pm. We had left the house at 10 in the morning!
Oh well, I guess those fresh juicy peaches and strawberries, beets, carrots, and oyster mushrooms were worth all the bother.