Part IV-Things to Do in the Charleston,S.C. Area

This is the continuing blog on things to do in and around Charleston, S.C. 2014-04-26 10.42.33

A Morning on Sullivan’s Island, S.C.
We spent the morning on Sullivan’s Island before having an early lunch at Poe’s Tavern in a quaint restaurant area. Sullivan’s Island is a casual and slow beach town with historic charm.

 

 

 

FoFt. Moultrie, Sullivan's IslandWe toured Fort Moultrie, originally built during the Revolutionary War, and visited the island burial site of Seminole Indian Chief Osceola. Other historic sites include the Sullivan’s Island lighthouse, and many shores batteries that provided defense until the end of World War II.

 

 

A view of Fort Sumter in Charleston’s harbor can be seen from Sullivan’s Island Beaches.

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Of course, fishing, crabbing, and sunning on the beaches are also fun things to do.

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 Sullivan’s Island has a rich literary history that continues today. Edgar Allen Poe wrote his famous story, The Gold Bug, and a number of well-known poems while stationed on the Island.

Poe's Tavern

Poe’s Tavern

 

 

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

View from Porch of Poe's Tavern

View from Porch of Poe’s Tavern

 

 

 

 

 

An Afternoon at Memorial Waterfront Complex  Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

We spent the afternoon at the 1250-foot long Mount Pleasant Pier which stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. The pier’s foundation was created from pared-down pilings from the old Grace Memorial Bridge, and one end of the pier now features an 8,100-square-foot covered pavilion for hosting dances and fishing tournaments throughout the year..We enjoyed breathtaking views of the bridge and Charleston harbor from the pier’s bench swings and shade structures. There was a nice breeze, the sun was warm and the pier had several areas with swings to relax. It was nice to walk, sit and talk to each other.. The whole area was just relaxing.

A view of the York town from the pier.

A view of the York town from the pier

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day we were there, fisherman were catching sheephead and mullet fish.At the Riverwatch Gift shop we bought ice creams and a South Carolina cookbook. show_image.php crek On the way back across the bridge to the Isle of Palms I captured this view of the marsh-a perfect ending to the day.

 

 

 

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