Day Trip to Beaufort
We recently took a trip to Beaufort, South Carolina, about an hour north of Savannah. This small coastal city makes an ideal excursion, and, as I realized after receiving a number of puzzled looks, is pronounced “Bew-fort”. Not “Bow-fort”.
The impetus for our trip was a lunch meeting with two guys from the Digitel Beaufort. We ate at a stylish joint named The Wren, and chatted about our project while eating sandwiches stuffed with complicated things like fried green tomatoes, and slurping down sweet tea. Truth be told, it was our first sweet tea since we’ve been in the South. Don’t hate!
Before lunch, Juergen and I had time to explore Beaufort. We made a beeline for the Old Point, which boasts incredible mansions overlooking the Beaufort River. One is named “The Castle” (it’s for sale).
On Laurens Street, we passed a huge brick estate built in 1852; its two stories and magnificent facade supported by four massive pillars. While Juergen was busy snapping shots, an older gentleman exited with a young, playful boxer. I asked him if he owned the house.
“No, no… I don’t think so. The house owns me.”
Though the Point was our favorite area of town, the city center also has a lot to offer, particularly along Bay Street. And for those quickly bored of cities, a wealth of nature surrounds Beaufort, including the Hunting Island State Park, which we visited later in the day. Hunting, which is absolutely gorgeous, will be the subject of a later post.
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December 2, 2010 at 8:19 pm