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

March 23, 2011

Mar. 22 – Dauphin Island, AL

Day 16 – Greetings from Alabama
West end of Dauphin IslandAnchorage
We left our cute little town this morning and headed for Alabama.  We only went 35 miles today.  We are anchored on the end of Dauphin Island, which is a barrier island south of Mobile Bay.  The area we are in is very remote and quiet.  We dropped the anchor around noon, had lunch and then took the dinghy down and went beach combing.  The water is pretty clear, but it is the color of ice tea.  As we approached the beach I could see stingrays swimming in the water. 

We walked over to the gulf beach and looked for shells.  Most of what we found were like the ones we get at home, except they seemed thicker and the predominant colors were yellow and orange.

Gulf beach on Dauphin Island
 A little Sandpiper

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