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Dauphin Island

In On the gulf on 30/05/2015 at 13:45

This last Memorial day weekend I decided to go to Dauphin Island for a few days. Meet some folks and hang out.

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Looking at the black dot you can see my destination. I left Thursday under fair skies and a following wind of about 8-10 knots

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You can see the island in relation to mobile bay. Dog River is just north of the island to the upper left.

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Great day to travel

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Made it and celebrating

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Not a bad beach ehh.. And look at the dinghy , my new love me tender….Dinghy,tender – tomatoes, tomatoes, six of one ,half doz…. you get it

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So many storms have altered the island  that this fishing pier is surrounded by sand

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You can find flowers any where if you look

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Sheltered in the cove the 25 knot winds that came up for three days were kept at bay or out of the bay as it were.

I thought I’d try a day trip to Billy Goat hole on the north east corner of the island. It was a little to rough.

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Had a few storms for the weekend.

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However you can’t fight the view

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Heading home

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This little video sums it up.

Waves on Dauphin Island

Keep searching my friends.

Dr Brad standing by on 16

Once a rope gets on a boat it is never a rope again. It becomes a line, halyard, sheet, rode, hawser, painter, cable, mooring line, heaving line, downhaul, outhaul, lashing, lanyard, vang, preventer, etc.

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The Truth Is Out There

In On the gulf, winter in the south on 23/01/2014 at 09:34

Well, here we are finally, after experiencing  some recent unpleasantness.

What happened as I was crossing Mobile Bay three weeks ago? When you feel like that little metal thing rattling around as you shake the spray paint you lose perspective.

Is it A,B,C,D or all the above.

As they say in the X Files; the truth is out there……

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

 

I have not lost my mind -yet. I have made it to Port St Joe Florida and will be here until the middle of Feb. There will be more to follow.

When I was Alive in the 19th century I wrote stuff like this about Florida:

” Adverse winds prolonged my voyage to an unpleasant extent it taking 7 days to reach St Joe. The calm bay now is a marvelously beautiful sheet of water with finely wooded embankments and a margin of white beach that seems to bind it with a belt of snow.”

Dr Brad standing by on 16.

Out.

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