WOW!! Who knew we would be in Mobile AL just 5 FULL travel days after leaving Columbus MS?!? Well, we did stop early on Monday and Wednesday but I didn’t nap!
Ok on to today’s journey (2/22/2018)…once again we were so happy to be travelling with Emery El and a little sad because this was our last day with them. We pulled up anchor at 3 Rivers Anchorage & were underway by 6:20 am. Once again, the elevated water level increased the current which increased our speed…yay!!
|I have to get a pic EVERY TIME of the I-65 bridge (aka the Dolly Bridge)|
There was a rumor that the sun would shine again so I was looking forward to that! I noticed an increase in barge traffic and knew when we entered the Mobile River channel it would take both of us to pay attention.
|Flat Seas on Mobile Bay - thank you Jesus!|
Upon entering the Mobile Bay we were both surprised to see the flat seas!! Yippee!! We planned to stop at Dog River Marina for the night (1 free night with a fuel fill up), do a little laundry & have dinner with the crew of Emery El – John and his brother-in-law Fran - full of information and advice and so easy to talk to. I’m going to miss them but they are turning east tomorrow and we are turning WEST!!!
|And BIGGER Traffic|
That’s right ladies and gentlemen….we are headed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast!! Gulfport to be exact!! We talked about taking a little detour but didn’t want to commit to it – you know, weather, timing, etc. So it looks like we will have an “acceptable weather window” to make the journey. It will be a long day (9+ hours) and we will leave early (0’dark:30) but isn’t that our new normal?
By this time on Friday 2/23/2018 we should be tucked in at Gulfport Marina – effectively completing the great state of Mississippi via water route from north to south!! Not necessarily in a straight line…
We will keep you posted on the next crazy adventure brought to you by The Lower Place. Have a super great weekend and do something unexpected for someone you don’t know.