DAY 57 - FAIRHOPE TO PENSACOLA (55.7 nm)
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - We left the dock at 8:15 am into Mobile Bay and reached the GIWW at 9:15 am. which is very well buoyed. We are travelling through some beautiful bays ~ Oyster Bay, Wolf Bay, Perdido Bay, Big Lagoon and Pensacola Bay. We saw dolphins along side the boat in Oyster Bay. As we entered Perdido Bay we passed a pleasure craft boat ‘Radiance’ and spoke to them on channel 68. They completed the Great Loop three years ago and they wished us safe and pleasant travels. At 12:00 noon we were in the Palafox Pier Marina docking next to a 70' yacht. We looked like a dinghy.
Lunch was at the restaurant on site JACO’S Bar and Grille.
After some boat maintenance we took a stroll into town. The streets were very pretty with Christmas lights still wrapped all around the trees. We found a whiskey bar and decided to go in for a drink. There we met James (from Texas) and Casey (from Winnipeg). James’ boat was in the same marina as ours. We spent the rest of the evening with them enjoying their company and sharing stories. We had an awesome supper together ordering the 60 ounce Tomahawk steak which we all shared. It was an evening not to be forgotten.