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

March 29, 2011

Mar. 29 – Panama City, FL

Day 23 – Change of Plans

What a difference a day can make. We had planned to move the boat to Destin this morning and then spend the rest of the day playing in the clear blue water and white sand. Mother Nature had a different plan...winds from the north, cloudy skies and a high chance of rain for tomorrow made us decide to move on to Panama City.  We really didn't want to get stuck here for two or three more days.

The day started out cool and gray, but by lunch we had sunshine.  This part of Florida is covered in pine trees and it looks like you are in a small canyon going through the ICW.  By the time we got to Panama City the clouds were back.  The marina looks very nice and well protected from the wind. Marina personnel met us at the boat, helped us tie up and gave us an information packet for the area.  While we were out walking we met a couple fishing on the pier, they showed us how they fish for squid.  Stan caught quiet a few with their pole while we talked to them.  I think he will try to get a few tomorrow and we will fix them for dinner.  I'm not sure I will like them but I will give them a try.

We plan on staying here a few days.  A storm is coming in tonight and rain is forecast for tomorrow, we will wait and see what the weather is like in a few days and then make our plans.  Hopefully we will get to see a few things while we are here.  We have traveled over 836 miles since we left Port Lavaca.

Scenery along the way
 We had some company today
 Panama City Marina


  1. We're enjoying following your travels. Keep up the good reporting! The Florida panhandle is just about our favorite cruising grounds. Looks like you're having a great time.

    Kelton & Louisia
    KK44008 Pine Knot

  2. Thanks for the compliments; it’s nice to hear from those that are following us. We are having a great time. Sounds like y’all are a little more adventurous than us. Good luck on your up coming voyages.

  3. I was feeling a little envious up until the squid meal! Enjoying your travels from my living room. Can't wait to take off in our land yacht in a few years. Safe travels. Benita