The journey over to Pensacola from Mobile was a much easier cruise than the previous trip. We followed the ICW through some very pretty country. Alabama is very green and lush. Lots of beautiful Ponderosa Pines, one of my favorite pine trees.
|Some lovely houses along the ICW. A couple waved|
at us as we floated by!
|ICW and lovely pines|
|A gray day...and it hasn't stopped!|
|Tug with it's barge sitting on the bank|
|Some cool pirate boats...I wanted to go steal one, but Paul said no.|
|I love that boat! I want to steal it!!! Paul and I could|
dress up like pirates and sail her. Ok, ok, just a pipe dream.
|Apartments on the ICW with nice view|
|Paul did a great job anchoring us.|
|Ready to stop for the evening...Christmas Eve, Pensacola Bay.|
|Santa Rosa Island...more like a spit. The Gulf is just over the dunes.|
We had decided to stay there for Christmas and wait out the wind. Turned out, next day seemed rather mild, so we made for the Gulf. Well, the winds decided to get harder once we were out, so we had waves from 5-8 feet high the entire 9 hours of travel time to Destin. We pulled into Destin Harbor in the dark, which we had vowed not to do anymore. Sometimes life just takes you and you go with the flow..