Saturday, January 9, 2016

Beaufort, SC stop for five weeks

After a month of travel from Newport, RI we arrived in Beaufort, SC on December 9th and it felt like coming home.  We have always loved the SC lowcountry having lived in Hilton Head when first married, Bradford and Tom were born there, and later vacationing at Fripp Island for many years.  So we quickly decided that we would stay a while.  Wendy wanted to paint and we were close to two of her galleries, in Charleston and Hilton Head.  And quite frankly, we were ready for a break.  With all of the preparations in Newport and the pushing to get South we were wondering this "slower life" was going to happen.

Beaufort was perfect, close to Wendy's sister Joy in Savannah, a fun cool downtown waterfront, and a great place to ride my bike.  We checked out the three great marina's in town and decided to stay at Port Royal Landing.  They let Wendy use there old bait shack as her studio!  It turned out to be a little cramped, but the commute of 100 yards down the dock was sweet.

Wendy's old bait shack studio was a little cramped but a cool place to paint.

Cannot beat the studio view!

Joy, Cinda and Vince came to see us in Beaufort.

The Petersen sisters

On the chilly boat, Mooney stopped sheading so he had to go to the beauty parlor to get the mats out.
My flying buddy, Jeff flew down to visit.
Jim Strange helped Wendy set up her fishing rig after a trip to Walmart for tackle.

Jim and Laura Strange

The old guys around that marina coached Wendy on how to catch spot tail bass.  Her lucky spot was on a low tide, between the rust spot and the fire extinguisher on the dock.

She showed them all up and caught fish!
But I had to clean them.

Jan and Addie came to visit

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