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

March 23, 2011

Mar. 23 – Josephine, AL

Day 17 – Pirate’s Cove
Roberts Bayou – Anchorage

The wind picked up last night and we spent the night rocking quite a bit…so we got up and headed out pretty early.  We wanted to get across Mobile Bay before it got too rough.  The ride wasn’t bad, but we were glad to be it back in the ICW. 

Jimmy Buffett’s sister runs a restaurant and marina right on the ICW near Gulf Shores, Alabama.  You can tie your boat up right in front of the restaurant, walk in and have a cheeseburger in paradise!  Definitely a tourist place, but kind of fun…and the food was good.  

We made it to our anchorage in Roberts Bayou around two and had plenty of time to explore the area in the dinghy.  It is very pretty…our first time to be anchored in the woods.  We also had time to clean the hull of the boat.  The water in the ICW and the Mississippi Sound look like tea…so the hull of the boat has gotten very yellow since we left.  The Pearl is looking like her old self now.

Stan fished a little and we made homemade pizza for dinner.  This bayou is very dark so we can see a million stars.

There were lots of pretty homes along this section of the ICW
 The Pearl tied up at LuLu's
 LuLu's at Homeport Marina
 Pirate's Cove in Roberts Bayou
 The hull before cleaning.....
 and the hull after cleaning.
 Our backyard for the evening

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