We had made it across Mississippi Sound, over 50 miles with such luck! We had a little bit of chop out in the middle of the Mississippi Sound, but our short time in Mobile Bay was flat with a favorable current. We are really so very lucky! Tomorrow, we hoped for some warmer temperatures so that we can go ashore and explore the beaches ringing the anchorage.
We had a quick breakfast and suited up warmly for a dinghy ride ashore. By the time we finished getting ready, the clouds had begun to roll in, but we were still hopeful and excited to get off the boat and have solid ground beneath our feet.
We have never had a creature seem so unafraid or so curious about us in all our travels. It was a thrill when the bird walked between us and came towards me as I took a video... completely at ease was this bird.
We continued our exploration of the beaches until we got cold and retired to the boat for the night.
We were unable to leave the boat the next day. We spent the day aboard reading and keeping warm with fierce North winds buffeting us all around.
We moved the boat at one point, fearful that if we were to drag anchor, we were too close to the lee shore to avoid going aground in time. We enjoyed our free day, but were happy to get going the following morning for our next stop in Alabama. We are trying desperately to get to Florida and her promised warmer temperatures and blue waters. Please enjoy the photo slide show as the pictures of Dauphin Island as the beautiful pics were too many to post individually.