"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

Modern ports and southern hospitality

>> Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another day waiting out weather ashore doesn't mean we can't learn about the seaport of Charleston and the ships that call here. This morning we visited the commercial port of Charleston, and saw how the containers that carry the goods we consume are shipped around the globe. We saw how different kinds of cargo, like cars or grain,  require different kinds of ships and seaport facilities, and how technology has impacted maritime labor and seaport culture.

After the port visit, we traveled to Seabrook Island to visit the home of the Watsons, who have been overly generous to a bunch of grubby sailors! Real milk, showers,  beach,  bonfire,  bbq and a watch-free night of sleep... thank you so much! While the Watsons hail from Chicago, their hospitality is clearly of the southern variety. 


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