Log Book: Charleston, SC - October 13, 2003
Well, let me tell you about the town of Charleston! Just picture two single, young guys, who just spend two months with not so much human contact right in the middle of university town, surrounded by the crop of southern female beauty?! But first things first.
If you remember we have purchased an inflatable dinghy so we could finally leave our boat when we please. Actually it's more like a pontoon. Actually it is a beach toy that can apparently hold two people. Picture myself and Johannes inflating this colorful device on our sailboat to the enjoyment of passing by sailors. We paddle in this toy, up to our necks in the pontoon, to the shore. In this case we landed right by the popular jogging spot on the Ashley River in Charleston. I was actually amazed how people can keep straight faces seeing us two emerging from the river. We had a bunch of people jogging by us without even blinking. In a couple of minutes we will deflate and hide our beach toy in the bushes so we can be off exploring the land.
Charleston I think was the finest experience of a true Southern town, with big colonial houses and every other store carrying confederate memorabilia. But what we enjoyed the most was definitely the university town where we were suddenly surrounded without a warning by some few dozens of university girls. I don't want to give an impression of us salivating or anything like that, but it has made us aware how seldom we see other human beings. It's a rare for us to talk to someone of our age and even more to have a conversation with someone of opposite sex. We were much too shy and we didnít actually talk to anybody but we end up spending most of our time in this part of the town. Sad, sad puppies.
Well after sunset we made our way back to inflate our pontoon, and sneak back to our boat floating on the anchor right in front of the Coast Guard base.
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