"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 21, 2011

Mar. 21 – Ocean Springs, MS

Day 15 - Shopping, Relaxing, and Visiting
Ocean Springs Small Craft Harbor

When you start cruising you begin to find out it’s a small world.  We had a visit this morning from Tom McIlwain, a friend of Lanny’s, our dock mate from home.  While talking to him he mentioned he knew a couple that owned a Monk in the past…come to find out, it was the couple that owned our boat a few years ago. 

We spent the morning cleaning the boat.  Stan washed the decks and I cleaned the cabin.  Even when you’re cruising you have to do the routine chores.  The rest of the day we spent looking through little shops, riding bikes and poking around town.  We had lunch at Leo’s Wood Fired Pizza.  We sat on the patio and enjoyed the day and the pizza.

We visited with a few other boat owners this afternoon and had another visit from Tom and his wife this evening.  Everyone was very helpful and gave us good ideas of places to visit on our way to Florida. With all the great ideas it may take us another two weeks before we get there!

A few homes along Front Street in Ocean Springs
 Ocean Springs beach
 View from our boat of the harbor


  1. Loving your blog and we're glad to be following you!


  2. Well, I will try again to send you a comment. I am doing something wrong!!! Just wanted to tell y'all we enjoy your blog so much!! We stopped in Ocean Springs one time on our way back from Atlanta. I agree that it is the cutest place!! I wish it were closer to us so we could hang out there with friends!!
    Glad you are having such a great time. It is dry and windy in Calhoun County.
    Love ya lots
    Cousin Cathy