“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain


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We have found that we discover the most odd places when you travel with a dog and have to bring her to shore to go to the bathroom. Often, we are not sure what there is onshore (restaurants, etc), we only know that there is dry land for Summer. Our anchorage for the first night after leaving Beaufort, SC, was chosen for the nice dinghy dock that allowed us to bring Summer to shore, in the otherwise complete marshland. This was on an island just off of Hilton Head on the New River, Daufuskie Island.

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Ferry to/from Daufuskie Island

The next morning, we were completely fogged in and decided to stay another day at this anchorage. As we walked around the island we found “RUM >” signs.  Of course,  we followed the signs in order to see where the trail leads…


To our pleasant surprise, we did indeed find – Rum!

At  Daufuskie Island Rum Company  each bottle of Daufuskie Island Rum is distilled, bottled, labeled and packed by hand on Daufuskie Island. You can tour the distillery and sample as many rums as they have available (three when we went on December 17, 2015, but vanilla was about ready for distribution). Their rum is quite tasty, so, of course, we bought a bottle from one of their early barrels. This was a really fun way to kill some time on a foggy day and have some tasty rum.  Given the opportunity, we will definitely stop here again. Cheers!

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The rest of the island is also pretty interesting.

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