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It’s a been rainy, windy Monday here in Penscola and we’ve been aboard rocking and rolling all day, so I thought I’d post an update. We arrived Friday early afternoon in Pensacola at Palafox Marina. It’s located right off the Bay and right on Palafox Street which is evidently on the list of one of the 10 Best Streets in America. The marina is just a short walk away from restaurants, shops, museums, ballpark and bars. We’ve had a great time the last few days wandering around Pensacola and taking in the area. Our plan is to stay here until Friday since the weather isn’t suppose to be the best for traveling and we both are enjoying our time here.
Well, Friday, like all the other mornings lately, we had fog and had to wait to travel but once it burned off it was a beautiful trip to Pensacola via the ICW. Below are a few shots en route.
We were so happy to get to Pensacola by Nov 10, so we could watch the Huntsville Havoc and Alec Brandrup play the Pensacola Ice Flyers! It was great to see Alec and he was able to spend the day with us Saturday before the game. We did spent some time on the boat, did lunch, the pier and Palafox Street together and then we headed to the Pensacola Event Center. The Havoc lost in overtime but Alec skated well. So wonderful to see him on the ice and doing what he loves to do!
We've really been enjoying Pensacola, The City of Five Flags, a reference to the five governments whose flags have flown over its soil: Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America.
We checked out the Farmers Market, walked, toured the Pensacola Museum of Art, walked, sampled oysters at Shux, walked, checked out The Fish House and had an IPA, walked, watched hockey game, walked, pizza & beer at Hopjacks, walked, shopped, walked, admired the newly erected Christmas decorations and walked some more! Thank goodness for all the walking. Hopefully it counteracts all the tasty food and drink we are indulging in!
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.