Beaufort, South Carolina


Before “winter,” or what passed for it out here, descended upon South Carolina last year, me, my mom and the Southern Gent went to Beaufort, SC. It was a work oriented trip for me. I have a fun side job that has me travel a bit here and there. So, the Abel/Garms family piled into the car and drove in a southernly direction.

We came in on Boundary street, parked and then hung a right onto Carteret Street. The picture above is the view of the river (Google Maps is failing me – I don’t know the name) from the corner of Boundary and Carteret Streets.

I had never been to Beaufort before and once we were there, I didn’t want to leave. Now, I love Charleston. It is beautiful. The history and things you can do here are so unique. However, Beaufort is the perfect combination of big and small, new and old and whatever other pleasant opposites you can think of.

Immense Oak trees lined Carteret Street with Spanish Moss dripping from all limbs.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1846.

There is a small cemetery behind the church . . .

and Mary and Baby Jesus inspired me to take their picture.

Then we wandered the neighborhood around Carteret Street and found another, more modern statue. Usually I am not a fan of modern art, but I liked this mermaid. There were a few others around town but I liked the way this one was painted.

After that, we continued on down to Bay Street where we got some tasty ice cream at the Kooky Mooky and sat and looked at the water.

While we were there, we saw the bridge rotate. Those are two words that don’t seem like they should be in the same sentence!

And as the sun went down this sailboat went by at just the right time.

Beaufort. Put it in your travel plans. It is in mine now. Perhaps one day I will even live there!


About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

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