This morning we entered Charleston Harbor running the gauntlet past Fort Sumpter and docked at The Charleston City Marina on their 'Megadock' (32d46.51' N, 79d56.94' W, 28 ft deep). Customs arrived within a couple hours and we and the boat are now officially back in the USA.
Any further progress up the coast toward the relatively hurricane-safe latitudes of Maine will have to wait about a week while the northeasterly winds are blowing. Meanwhile we will enjoy exploring the historic town of Charleston with its well preserved old buildings and famous restaurants.
Of course there is a list of things to fix while we are at a dock but quite a few of our Med buddies that we reconnected with in the Bahamas are here as well for some merry making.