"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

Extra Moments In Charleston

>> Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today was our sixth day docked in Charleston, South Carolina. We were planning to leave yesterday, however, the weather has not been on our side, so we are hopefully heading out early tomorrow. I am not too worried, because Charleston is a great port to be in!

There is so much to do here and we are always out and about. We have been able to explore the town and study its importance in the start of the Civil War. We took a trip to Charleston's largest container shipping terminal and enjoyed a private tour. We had free time to wander the shops and restaurants of King and Market Streets. And of course, we participated in the annual Charleston Scavenger Hunt, which involved us running around in small groups trying to find items like a Confederate flag, boiled peanuts, and a lock of hair from a Southern Belle.

All things considered, Charleston has been a great stop. Our next destination is Cumberland Island, Georgia. Midterms are about a week away, which means our Ocean Classroom experience is nearing the halfway point. It feels like the days have flown by and I am looking forward to the adventure this next month has in store for us!



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