Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Yesterday in Beaufort

We had a lovely day playing tourist in Beaufort yesterday. In the morning, some of us went shopping at the Piggly Wiggly! We thought it would be fun to visit a southern grocery. But, I must say, it was nothing like Harris Teeter. You certainly can get spoiled quickly. I really wanted to purchase some Carolina Caviar, but no such luck. The Piggly Wiggly had a very small deli. They also had a very small selection of store-made foods. They didn't even have boxed milk. So, we got the essentials and went back to the boat. 

Once everything was stowed, we headed off to town to explore. We ended up at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. It's truly worth a visit if you ever come to Beaufort. They have a great exhibit on the Coast Guard. And, since Blackbeard sailed in this region, they have a great exhibit on piracy. Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, was found near Beaufort, so they have artifacts as well as videos about the archaeological work on the site.

We then took the time to visit some of the local shops. The Bag Lady had incredible purses and shoes. The nautical books and gifts shop had some books that tempted (but we held back). But, we must confess that ice cream and fudge purchases were made.

Back at the boat, we used some of our fresh-caught tuna to once again make kabobs. It seems the crew really likes the fish/pineapple/green pepper kabobs with mango chutney sauce! Seems my own creation has found a home in the LUX menu! Must get more chutney......

Finally, some of my readers may be wondering about the Carolina Caviar. We certainly were curious. But, only Rich was willing to risk it by ordering it at Clawson's. It turns out that Carolina Caviat is black eyed pea salad. Or maybe it was actually crowder pea salad. Anyway, it had peas, red onions, some other stuff, and a vinaigrette dressing. Rich said it was very tasty.

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