Sunday, January 30, 2022

Day 14 Jan 30

Left at 8 am and traveled passed Mexico Beach to Apalachiola where we fueled up with 180 gallons.  Ate lunch  at the marina restaurant.  We then traveled on and anchored behind dog island.  Plan on leaving at 6:30 am to cross the Gulf for 187 miles with most of it not seeing land.   So far, we have traveled 744 miles and burned 1247 gallons of diesel. Watching the football games and grilling out. Pictures of the day:

Day 13. Jan 29

 Traveled to Panama City.   Quiet day.  Watched Ky pounce on Kansas. Good night!

Friday, January 28, 2022

Day12 Jan28

 We stayed in San Destin and ready to leave in the morning further on the panhandle.  Still plan to cross the Gulf on Monday.  Busy cleaning, laundry and planning.  It was cold and very windy.  Went to one of my favorite restaurants called the Back Porch in Destin.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Day11. Jan 27

  1. We decided to stay in SanDestin and enjoy it here. The gulf won’t be good to cross until Monday.  We are staying here and plan on leaving Sat to where we cross over on Monday.   We rented a golf cart and toured around.  We went to the beach and bars loving the sunshine even though it was 62 degrees. I’ll take it.  Pictures of the day:

    Parrot could bark!

    My new favorite summer drink called the Emerald coast cooler

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Day 10. Jan 26

We left this morning at 7:30 a.m. from Orange Beach and arrived at Baytown marina at 1:00p.m.  This marina is in San Destin, one of my favorite places.  Bob and Mark washed down the boat from the salt water.  I got to escape that part!   I walked around the hotel and shops.  We ate on the boat tonight and relaxed.  We went 83 miles today.  We are going to Apalachicola tomorrow and stay until it’s good conditions to cross over to Clearwater.  Great scenery today.  Enjoy.

Sunset in SanDestin

Going into marina
Navy and Coast guard base
Pensacola  navy base,home of the Blue Angels

SanDestin resort
Mark and Bob
Oops!  That boat ran aground 

Leaving Orange Beach

Sand dunes along the way

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Day 9. Jan 25

 Well ,we stayed docked in Orange Beach another day due to the weather.  It was rainy and foggy.  It should be much better tomorrow and heading to San Destin, which is 81 miles away. We went to West Marine,Publix, and Fishers for dinner. Bob also beat me in playing sequence. We ended the day watching the Ky game.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Day 8. Jan.24

 We enjoyed hanging out at the Wharf today. We did some shopping, and walking around the marina.  The best part was getting to see  some old friends, Mary Alice and GlennTaylor. She was Bob’s boss in the past and a great mentor to him. We are supposed to leave tomorrow, but  will have to see about the weather, as it is  forecasted for rain and lots of wind.   

Bob, me, Mary Alice and Glenn and of course Piper!

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Day 7. Jan 23

We finished the river and entered Mobile Bay and decided to go on to Orange Beach.  The water was nice and smooth crossing the bay.  We have gone 503 miles and used 833 gallons of diesel fuel.  We watched football on the way over along with sightseeing.  We are staying here at the Wharf another day 
I was so excited to see my dolphin friends greeting us.  Unfortunately I did not have a phone close to take a picture. We were going to eat at Lulu’s ( Jimmy Buffets sister) but they are closed in Jan.   Here are pics of the day:
I 65 bridge

Bob and Mark 

Bridge to Mobile

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Day 5 and 6. Jan 21-22

 We  stayed at the Demopolis marina 2 nights and left this morning at 7 a.m. toward  Mobile Ala. It was a sunny day and we watched the Ky -Auburn game on the way down the river.  We lost😢 but it was a great game.  Anchored for the night.  We traveled 157 miles today and 2 hrs left to Mobile.

Railroad bridge

Power plant

Cascade paper company
Tons of trees


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Day 4

There is nothing really to add today.   We stayed in Demopolis,Alabama at the marina. We are hoping to leave in the morning.  We had 2 visitors as shown below.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Day 3

Made it to our next marina called the Kingfisher in Demopolis  Ala.  Weather at 60 degrees and no problems.  We are hoping to leave in the morning but it doesn’t look like it so far.  The weather is calling for a lot of rain, and water is up 30 ft,so that means debris.  We will decide in the morning.  Relaxing with some cocktails, and having sea bass for dinner.  A few pics from the day, enjoy!

map of today

The Ebbs. Cliff is Limestone

Look closely!  A phone booth all by itself 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Day 2

 We traveled the same amount of time today and going through 4 locks.  Very quiet on the river, as we saw one barge and one boat!  Weather was sunny.  Tomorrow long day,118 miles and 4 more locks.  Below are pictures of another lock, Mark in the lock, and views along the way.