|Sunrise - Mobile Bay|
|A shrimp boat on Mobile Bay|
|Lulu's ; a famous landmark on the ICW. The eatery belongs to |
Jimmy Buffet's ( Margaritaville) sister.
Pensacola to Panama City (7-9 November 2012)
After spending a couple of days at the Navy Base Marina in Pensacola, we continued on the ICW.
|Santa Rosa Island|
|Part of Santa Rosa in used by the US mil. for training|
A radar tower that reminded Gary of the Tripods from the movie
War of the World
The next day we crossed Choctawhatchee Bay and after a fruitless search for an anchorage we decided to carry on to West Bay where we anchored in beautiful Burnt Mill Creek.
The following morning we did the short jump to Panama City and anchored in Messalina Bayou, a nicely protected spot near the very popular Bayou Joe’s.
|Everything underwater is covered with these Oysters|
|The Place the name of a popular local spot|
where we had lunch.
|If you look carefully you will see tons of little fishies. I thought they looked like little |
sharkes swimming around in the marina in Panama City.
it tuns out they are "Lady Fish" and there must have been 200 or more each about 14-16 " long.
|Massilina Bayou Anchorage|
|US Coast Guard patrol boat - St Andrews Bay|
Even though the days are warm and sunny the nights and mornings are darn right chilly and I am now eager to get further south.
Ever since we have entered the Gulf waters I have tried to get the perfect photo of a dolphin and as of yet, I have had no luck. But that doesn't mean I am not going to keep trying and here are some I have posted for you to enjoy …..NOTHING beats the excitement of spotting them as they torpedo towards the boat and then disappear. We were told you could call them and Gary has started to whistle to them, as soon as we spot them, he lets out a loud whistle and that really seems to attract them (or is it just wishful thinking on my behalf?)
|The best one so far.|
We keep pinching ourselves and we never take a thing for granted. We are very lucky to be living this life and we appreciate every gorgeous sunset and every beautiful sunrise.
I hope you enjoy the pictures as I have tried to post a few more this time. They do speak so much louder than words.
………………….to be continued.