Well we finally made it to Dog River at around 2:00 pm and tied up to the dock at Grand Mariner Marina. The usual welcoming committee was there to great us, the same group of local hanger outers with a beer in their hand living vicariously thru every boater that stops here and they were eager to hear about our travels. Coming down thru Mobile was a little stressfull - everything from ocean freighters to towboats coming at us from all directions - you really had to keep the eyeballs moving. Each year more than 40 million tons move thru this port. It ranks 8th in the U.S. in exports, 16th in imports and 12th overall. We stayed at Grand Mariner Marina for a couple of days - shopped, got laundry done and Izzy finally got a life jacket!
This is the I-65 highway bridge just as you are approaching Mobile. The locals call it the Dolly Parton Bridge - you will see why in a moment.
Downtown Mobile waterfront
We tried to pass him, but on second thought decided to hang back behind him - it looked like he might hurt us if we got into a tight spot in the bay.
Boat For Sale - Price Reduced!
Now that's a sailing vessel - turns out to be a replica of the Nina
Grand Mariner Marina, Dog River, Alabama
End of the day - time for a glass of wine!
The Blue sign on top is the high watermark for Hurricane Katrina and the white sign below is from Hurricane George.
Izzy's new life jacket - she looks like a hot dog!