Pictures of Gumbo at Ft Walton Dock, A white sand Barrier Island at Ft McRea near Pensacola,
Pensacola Light house, And the calm water on the bay
It was a beautiful day on the water, we left the Wharf Marina at 7:45 the winds were calm and it warmed up to the mid 60s during the day. There were lots of dolphin around swimming and jumping near the boat, they are hard to get good pictures of, they are so fast, up and gone before you can focus on them we'll try again tomorrow
We met or passed four tows with barges today, all from Louisiana.
Our route took us 63 miles past Perdido Key, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Island then we arrived in Ft Walton Beach where we had reserved a slip at the city docks. There are 6 slips which are attached to one of the ICW waterside parks. The docks are free and quite nice but in an area where I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving the boat alone or walking around in after dark.
We were settled by 4PM and I walked to a Publix supermarket, 3 blocks, to pick up a few things we needed, We had an early dinner on board and called it a day. We'll try for an early start tomorrow and see if we can make it to Panama City.
Marina approach depths 8-10 feet, in my slip, depth 6 feet. Located about 3/4 mile west of the bridge on the North side of the ICW. Reservation is required (850) 833-9504
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