Friday, September 7, 2012

Beaufort: What a gem!

Pam and I spent the day exploring the Beaufort, SC area yesterday.  While it is less than 10 miles from Edisto as the crow flies, it took 1.5 hours to get there!  Nevertheless, Beaufort is a small town worth visiting!  We arrived at the Beaufort Visitor's Center which is housed in the Beaufort Museum which in turn is housed in the Beaufort Armory.  Neat place!  Very helpful folks work there.

It was time for lunch, so we enjoyed lunch at one of several restaurants on Beaufort's waterfront, "Plum's."  Good food.  Enjoyed some clam and lobster bisque and a corned beef sandwich with some Belgian draft.

After lunch, we explored historic Beaufort for a while, then headed to the heart of the Lowcountry.  We enjoyed a visit to Fort Fremont, a fort built during the period of the Spanish American War.  I managed to get some shots before the mosquitoes chased me to our car.

Spent some time in Hunting Island State Park.  Lovely place!  Features a great Hunting Island Lighthouse, several trails, ponds and camping.

Picked up some great BBQ at Po Pigs on the way home.  Awesome stuff with the spicy vinegar based sauce as well as the spicy mustard based sauce typical of SC.

Plums Restaurant: Where we had lunch.  Great place for sandwiches.  Sat outside on the porch.

Fort Fremont - built during the Spanish American War is open to the public.  It is in good shape!

Hunting Island State Park  - Fountain in a pond near the visitor's center.

Beach @ Hunting Island State Park

Talking to her friends and enjoying the beach on Hunting Island.

Hunting Island Lighthouse

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