This time, my running plan was to explore the historic streets in a little more detail.
I went in and out of alleys and small side streets and explored the architecture and tiny gardens that are tucked away on these less-traveled streets.
And of course....I stopped at Starbucks again and brought home a Vente cappucino to enjoy with my post-run breakfast. While noshing, I went ahead and booked the 1:30 PM harbor tour, logging in online at the Charleston Harbor Tours website and purchasing my ticket.
So with only an hour to eat, shower and then walk the mile or so to the docks near the Maritime Center, I quickly finished up my breakfast and got moving!
Thinking it would be fun to see where I'd been, I wore my GPS watch and logged my walk to and from the marina as well as the boat tour itself.
The tour was relaxing and very pleasant! It couldn't have been a more perfect day, with clear sunny skies and moderate temperatures.
|USS Yorktown - my dad was stationed briefly aboard this ship during WWII.|
|Arthur Ravenel Bridge, connecting Charleston|
and Mount Pleasant
|Seagulls drafting off the back of the boat|
An early dinner at AW Shuck's afterward: A Steamer Bucket containing shrimp, oysters, mussels, and crab legs, washed down with a Palmetto Amber Ale.
Tomorrow it's going to be very cold, with a cold front moving through over night. Today was definitely the best day to do the boat tour. I'll see how I feel in the morning, but another short run may be in the plans for Thursday!!