Charleston is one of the best walking cities in the U.S. and a good place to begin your walk is Charleston’s Waterfront Park. The waves slap gently against the boardwalk while locals and visitors alike enjoy swinging in oversized porch swings and strolling through the breezy park. People can be seen all around the park relaxing on benches, reading books while lying in the cool grass, walking and playing with their dogs, or going for their daily jog. Cruise ships and naval vessels often dock nearby and there is plenty of fishing to be done off the small pier…
Surrounded by a coastal plain of sparkling beaches, spacious marshes, and palmetto trees…Set in the center of the Carolina Lowcountry, like a single jewel on a golden chain…Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina, city of history, mystery and preservation.
How did this living museum of the American story come to be?
Begin with a bushel basket of oysters. A 10 quart bucket won’t be quite enough for 6 or 8 people. Another piece of equipment that helps a lot is a small iron bar or a piece of pipe about an inch or two round and about 12 or 14 inches long. If a piece of iron isn’t available a stout piece of stick will help. Oysters grow in beds on the mud or on old shell beds out in the creek. They are well fastened down and the edges are awfully sharp
There is no way of telling male oysters from females by examining their shells. While oysters have separate sexes, they may change sex one or more times during their life span. The gonads, organs responsible for producing both eggs and sperm, surround the digestive organs and are made up of sex cells, branching tubules and connective tissue
Charleston abounds with supernatural activity. Perhaps the reason is simple inevitability: its stubborn citizens have lived on this once swampy peninsula for nearly 330 years. Or maybe it can be attributed to the numerous catastrophic blows rained upon the city: war, fire, plague, hurricane, and earthquake.