Sunday, 15 August 2010

FYI: QCI Savannah Meeting Attendees.

If you are planning on coming to the QCI meeting in Savannah this October why not set aside some time either before or after the meeting to discover the nearby town of Beaufort?
Barely 40 miles north of Savannah, Beaufort is a delightful little waterside town of about 12,000 people.
Scads of movies have been made there; Forest Gump, The Big Chill and The Prince of Tides.
It’s easy to see why.
The town, sits snugly on the Intracoastal Waterway and is one South Carolina’s low country gems.
Few small towns in the States can compete with Beaufort’s abundance of antebellum mansions.
A stroll down some of the neighborhood streets, lined with trees draped with Spanish moss, is a real treat.

You could check out the Greek Revival manse, take a buggy ride through the historic district, and visit the Penn Center Museum, the first school for freed slaves after the Civil War.

The Beaufort Arsenal was the home of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, which traced its formation to an earlier company organized in 1776 and served in the Revolutionary War. The BVA was stationed at Fort Beauregard during the Battle of Port Royal on November 7, 1861.
If you have time consider joining Jon Sharp for his wonderful Historical Walking Tour.

A myriad of inlets and waterways offer great fishing and boating, the beaches of Hunting Island are vast and walkable in October.
For those of you who enjoy birding, there are a myriad of species of sea birds in the area.
With wonderful places to eat and stay, a visit to Beaufort would be well worth your while.
For more information visit the Beaufort County Visitors Website by clicking  here.

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