Friday, November 6, 2015

Georgetown, SC


We had another great day of cruising, arriving in Georgetown in the early afternoon. The Socastee Swing Bridge was broken just 3 days ago and closed to boat traffic. Fortunately it has been repaired and is swinging happily so we cleared with ease.


We are seeing Spanish moss and palm trees again! The Waccamaw River portion of our ride was much more scenic than the "ditch" around Myrtle Beach. 

We are docked on the Great Pee Dee River at Georgetown Landing. We enjoyed a leisurely 3 mile walk through this historic town-- the third oldest in the state.  63 buildings here date back to 1737, when rice and indigo were booming crops. The main industries today are shrimping and the paper mill. 


We will move on  to Charleston tomorrow.

We left Barefoot Landing early!

The Rice Museum



One of the town's historic homes















A  downtown shop 


















2 comments:

  1. My dad grew up on the Little Pee Dee river near Myrtle Beach!
    Bruce Martin

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    1. Have to admit- we weren't familiar with the Pee Dee previously!

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