Monday, August 11, 2008

Visiting Beaufort, SC - Part 1

Beaufort SC is a pretty small town at the Beaufort River and with a lot of history in the background. With beautiful houses, where many movies were made, like "The big chill", "The great Santini", "The last dance" and some more. I will show you photos about those houses later.

This is just a detail capture of a beautiful classic entrance. I don't think it's even a famous house - only very nice and very beautiful!

I have seen some of these big and wonderful sculptured mermaids all over Beaufort. I missed to ask somebody about the reason why they are so up with those mermaids. There must be some story behind....!

Also here you can take a horse carriage ride trough the town and get all your information from the tourist guide. It was such a hot day and the guide was cooling of his horse with a water hose.

A stroll trough the small harbor.
I like to see all the pretty boats sitting in the docks.

Click on the picture to see it bigger and to learn about the endangered small population of the North Atlantic Right Wales.

A owl as a mascot?

How sweet is this name for a boat...? :-)

The city of Beaufort,

which is located on Port Royal Island, is rich in history. Near by Parris Island was the location of France's first colony in the New World, founded by Jean Ribault in 1562. The Spanish colonized St. Augustine, Florida in 1565. The first Scottish settlement in what is now the United States, known as Stuart Town, was founded on Port Royal Island in 1682, only to be destroyed by Spanish forces in 1684.

Beaufort was chartered in 1711 and is known as the second-oldest city in South Carolina, after Charleston. It was part of the Carolina colony and was governed by Lords Proprietors. The Treaty of Beaufort fixing the boundary between South Carolina and Georgia was signed in the city in 1787.

Beaufort is also a center for the Gullah culture and language. St. Helena Island, which is considered one of the last strongholds of the Gullah people, lies a few miles away.

Today, Beaufort has a substantial Marine Corps presence, with MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort as well as the Naval Hospital - Beaufort.

More pictures will come, stay with me please....

Read more about Beaufort here:


Maya said...

Funny I find Beaufort on your blog today as I was just thinking of doing a bit of research about the real estate market there. I'd love to own a small place in the area, a winter escape from New England..., and it's great to view all your images.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Maya,

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment.

I would absolutely recommend you to buy something there in Beaufort. There are a lot of properties for sale and for rent available too. And it's so pretty there!

threio said...

The cannon shot is cool, but the Owl on the boat I like best. Never seen an Owl eat fish but I suppose he's in a good spot to catc one.

Susanne49 said...

Hi threio,

thanks for visiting my blog! The owl was a wooden carving, not a real one. :-)

japan girl said...

It is a very beautiful photograph.

Lifecruiser said...

I love those kind of posts. It really feels like I've been there with you. This was a true joyful experience, so many different photos. Lovely!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Maya

for your kind comment. I hope you will find a location in Beaufort for your winter getaway!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Japan girl for visiting my blog!:-)

Susanne49 said...

Thanks Lifecruiser,

for your kind comment and compliment to my post about Beaufort!


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