|BOAT NAME OF THE DAY|
WONDER WHAT PLAN A WAS?
TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 27 NM
We took our time this morning with returning the car, fueling, pumping out and bidding good bye to David and Mary of Ganymede who will complete their “Loop” when they cross their own path this afternoon as they head towards Houston, TX. We will miss Mary’s charming ways and David’s velvety voice over the VHF radio. We expect to see Jill and Richard on Finally again as we travel through Florida
|RICHARD AND JILL|
|SAYING GOOD BYE TO THE GANG AT THE FUEL DOCK|
As we looked back over Mobile we discovered a pink haze of smog draped over the skyline. Ugh! Have no fear, we are headed in the opposite direction and the skies are sunny and clear. Oops, guess I spoke too soon. Soon we were seeing clouds of smoke from some kind of fires wafting up from several hot spots on the shores in front of us.
|THE MOBILE SKYLINE HIDDEN IN THE SMOG HAZE|
|SMOKE FROM SEVERAL SMALL FIRES ON THE EASTERN SHORE|
Now we are in the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way (GIWW) with homes again lining the shores. We thought that perhaps we would not be seeing any more tow and barges but met one right away. We sighted our first dolphin but their visit was so fleeting that we were left hungry for more.
|MILE MARKER ON THE GIWW|
|LOVELY HOME LINING THE BANK|
|MEETING A TWO IN THE CHANNEL LINED WITH HOMES|
We decided to make it a short day and pulled into Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, AL where we could visit Lulu’s for dinner.
|HOMEPORT, HERE WE COME|
|AND THERE IS LULU'S, JUST WAITING FOR US|
|THIS MUST BE THE PLACE!|
|BRING ON THE GRUB, JUDY AND BARBARA ARE READY!|
|JUDY, RICHARD AND BARBARA AFTER A FUN NIGHT AT LULU'S|
|THAT CRAZY GUY, DAN!|