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Our Friday night anchorage was amazing! It was a definite 10! The depth, wind, current and location were all perfect. We dropped our anchor to the side of the canal and decided it would be a good idea to drop a stern anchor as well so we wouldn’t swing. It was our first real tidal experience. We let out extra rode even though the low/high tide difference was only going to be 1.5 ft. There were a couple more boats farther up in the anchorage but we couldn’t see or hear them. It felt like our own little paradise!
As we sat having a cocktail on the back of the boat enjoying the beautiful flora and fauna, Tom looked over and thought he saw a really fat dog on the shore. With further inspection, he realized it was a wild boar! Actually, two wild boars! When they saw us they took off thru the bushes snorting and squealing! We just stood there and looked at each other – never did we expect to see wild boars!
So you’re probably wondering if we encountered any alligators in the Big Bayou. That would be a negative. At least not any that I saw……. remember though I don’t see so good and I didn’t see these bad boys along the side of the Mobile River as we passed by. I just assumed they were logs! The pics below are courtesy of our friend, Jennifer. She shared them with us when we got to Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores. Kinda glad I didn’t see them. I probably wouldn’t have anchored out!
We had a lovely morning enjoying the sunshine and took off at 10:30am to travel down to Mobile Bay and cross over to Gulf Shores, AL and Homeport Marina. More on our crossing later~
Tom took lots of shots in the anchorage. Here are a few….
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.