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Archive for July 18th, 2011

You don’t have to own a yacht to enjoy the Charleston City Marina. And on a breezy day full of sunshine (after a bout of some extreme weather this past week), a morning on the harbor doesn’t get more picture-perfect. I watched the launch of Charleston’s first and only Outrigger Canoe for 6 paddlers (known as an OC-6 in paddler speak) nestle into its new home on the Charleston Harbor. Get excited ladies and gents because this baby will soon be offering adventure tours, workout sessions, lessons and leisure paddles all over Charleston. More on this great Low country opportunity later.

On this day, my Nikon overslept and I left him at home.

The camera phone sufficed.

So take a stroll through the Harbor. The boats are beautiful. The people are friendly. And the views are to die for.

Outrigger Canoe in CharlestonPete LempesisBridge over Charleston HarborRope on a dockCharleston City MarinaBoatsCharleston on the waterSailboat in Charleston

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Now playing on the porch: Long Way by Antje Duvekot

Thank you Pandora for letting me discover this AMAZING musician. I had the opportunity to see Antje live in Oak Ridge, TN a few years ago and she blew me away. Like most singer/songwriters, she is a brilliant storyteller. It is evident in each song she has written and produced. And it doesn’t hurt that she can play just about any instrument she picks up.

Long Way, in particular, paints brilliant images of a cross-country adventure. It is an inspiring, thoughtful and somber description of culture, of people and of the natural beauty she experiences on a road trip.

We can all relate. And that makes me all the more beautiful. Listen to her album here.

And Antje – if you are reading, please head South again…to CHARLESTON! We walked into the bathroom in Oak Ridge, TN at the same time and I was star struck so I apologize for not responding when you asked me how far Knoxville was from Oak Ridge. If you come to Charleston, not only will I tell you that it is about 40 minutes away, but I will find you a porch where your tunes will be admired and loved!

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