TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 23 NM
DOCKED AT: DOWNTOWN MARINA OF BEAUFORT
ICW MILE MARKER: 536.2
SUNRISE: 6:56 SUNSET: 7:51
HIGH: 77 LOW: 55
TODAY’S BRIDGES: 0 OPENINGS TODAY
Heading back out of Broad Creek behind Rho-Jo at an ever so slow speed we saw depth of only 4.5’ as we made the turn back into the ICW. Ladies, hold your breath and raise your skirts!! Once we began to see better depths we stepped it up and made tracks for Beaufort.
As we made the turn up Beaufort River, Paris Island, a major training facility for the men and women of our United States Marine Corps, sat to our port.
THE FAMOUS YELLOW FOOTSTEPS THAT
AWAIT ARRIVING MARINE RECRUITS AT
THE PARIS ISLAND MARINE TRAINING
Soon we were docked in beautiful Beaufort. This lovely waterside town was founded in 1711. It flourished as a center for shipbuilding then later landholders amassed vast fortunes on the plantations.
Today Beaufort is as a haven for history buffs as well as tourists that flock here for the many quaint shops and restaurants that make up the city.