Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Yesterday morning we took the free shuttle from the marina over to downtown Charleston. We started our exploration with a horse-drawn carriage ride. Although we did learn quite a few things about this historic city, we were a bit disappointed in the tour. I think our expectations were too high. After the carriage ride we walked over to Magnolia’s restaurant for lunch. The food was unique and delicious. After lunch George found a self-guided walking tour website that we used as a guide. It was an absolutely gorgeous day to walk around and see the beautiful architecture and lovely parks of Charleston. One of our last stops was Mother Immanuel Church, site of one of the recent all-too-frequent mass shootings. We weren’t able to go inside but I am glad we found this pretty church. One of the things we learned on our carriage rides is that Charleston has over 170 churches. I think if averages out to one church for every 14 residents. By late afternoon we were really tired. We found a spot to sit and rest while we waited for the shuttle to take us back to the marina. We were very glad we made the choice to stay to see Charleston and hope that we don’t have to wait too long for a weather window to go to the Bahamas.