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Georgetown, The Harbor Walk
and Pawleys Island
South Carolina
September 20, 2020

USA map showing location of South CarolinaSC Coumty map and Georgetown

Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina and the county seat of Georgetown County, in the Lowcountry. Located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Black, Great Pee Dee, Waccamaw, and Sampit rivers, Georgetown is the second largest seaport in South Carolina, handling over 960,000 tons of materials a year.

Georgetown was the commercial center of an indigo- and rice-producing area. The city has a total area of 7.5 square miles of which 6.9 square miles are land and 0.62 square miles is water.

Above quote from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgetown,_South_Carolina

Georgetown City Limit Georgetown water tower

Below: A dead-end, flooded road and parking lot - not where the Two RV Gypsies thought they were going.

flooded parrking lot flooded road

Below: The flooded road and the water splashing against the side window of the car.

flooded water water splashing against the side window of the car
flooded area flooded woods

Historic Georgetown, South Carolina, is a beautiful quaint waterfront community easily accessible by land, sea or air. It is located just off of highway 17 half-way between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. The Georgetown County airport is less than 5 miles away and if traveling by boat, the harbor is a great stopover along the ICW.

Surrounded by live oak lined streets, Downtown Historic Georgetown is the 3rd oldest city in the state and is filled with history, charm and personality. It is a must visit destination for waterfront shopping, dining, boating, fishing, historic tours, and ghost tours. 

Historic Georgetown, mural on a building
wooden carved whale

The two RV Gypsies took a leisurely stroll along the Harborwalk at the edge of the historic district. In the span of a quarter-mile, the Harborwalk, a wide wooden boardwalk, is bordered by a row of small restaurants on one side and the Sampit River on the other. The Sampit River empties into Winyah Bay.

Historic Waterfront Georgetown sign The Harborwalk entry
Port of Georgetown sign Port of Georgetown sign
Port of Georgetown sign
Georgetown boardwalk entry water fountain with no water

Below: a two-sided facial totem pole.

side 1 of totem pole side 2 of totem pole

Below: After leaving the short boardwalk, the two RV Gypsies walked around the town.

Georgetown SC
side 1 of town clock sign side 2 of town clock sign - kaminksi building

The Town Clock, described in the plaque above, and the Old Market Building houses a large portion of the Rice Museum‘s collection.

The clock tower is the most notable feature of the Greek Revival structure. The lot where this building stands has housed a town market since 1788. In 1841 a fire destroyed many Front Street structures. An earlier market, made of wood, had sustained severe damage in the Hurricane of 1822 and was torn down as a fire break. The market was rebuilt in 1842, and the clock tower was added in 1845.

Above quote from https://www.scpictureproject.org/georgetown-county/georgetown-harborwalk.html

The Town Clock The Town Clock
sign about Sinking of USS Harvest Moon - side 1 sign about Sinking of USS Harvest Moon - side  2

Below: plaque for Marquis De Lafayette

Below: Karen loved this window display

plaque for Marquis De Lafayette window display
propeller plaque Lee Duuette by the propeller

Pawleys Island, a town on the barrier island of the same name, is 70 miles north of Charleston and 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach. It is is known as one of the oldest summer resorts on the East Coast, known for its beaches and sand dunes. Several of the houses in the Pawleys Island Historic District date to the 18th century.

 

Pawleys' Island community sign Pawleys Islnd Town Limit

Austin's Cabana Cafe and Beach Bar
1 Norris Drive
Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585
The place Lee Duquette decided he wanted to have his birthday dinner.

Austin's Cabana Cafe and Beach Bar

Lee Duquette chose a giant chili dog and key lime pie for his birthday dinner. Karen chose a fried lobster tail. This cafe did not give any free birthday desert.

Lee Duquette with his birthday hot dog key lime pie

The two RV Gypsies had a small glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean as they ate and enjoyed the relaxing sound of the ocean waves. After eating, they took about 10 steps away from their table to the stairs and boardwalk leading to the ocean.

The Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic Ocean

Leaving Pawleys Island and heading back to their campground in Lake City, Lee noticed something bright red and odd on the opposite side of the road, so he did a quick U-turn to check it out.

big red lips oddity big red lips oddity
big red lips oddity
Lee ready to kiss the lips Lee Duquette and the big lips

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back button A must visit to a location nearby for a blast from the past - North of Pawleys Island, Brookgreen Gardens has a zoo, sculptures and gardens with native plants. The two RV Gypsies explored Brookgreen Gardens (in 2014) - 3 pages. A link at the bottom of the 3rd page will return you here.

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