We left Point Cadet Marina at 6:45 AM, the weather looks good for the trip across Mobile Bay which can often be choppy. We cruised along the Intracoastal for a few hours then passed under the Dauphin Island Bridge and into Mobile Bay at 10:20 AM. Conditions were good, 2' waves with a 3 now and then. We slowed down to let an inbound ship in the ship channel cross in front of us, they are so big it seems they are travelling slow but actually are moving much faster than it appears, you don't want to get in front of them to find this out the hard way. Reaching the east side of Mobile Bay we were back in the ICW "ditch" again, cruising on to Lulu's (Jimmy Buffett's sister) place, restaurant, marina and playground. Lulu's restaurant is usually crowded, but, this is Spring Break so now even more so. We got to our slip at 3:30 and checked in then went by the restaurant to see what the wait time for a table at 6 PM would be one hour they said, we went up at 6 and were told 2 and a half hour wait! the place was packed with lots of people waiting in line. Dinner on the boat that night. It is a nice marina with floating docks.
Crossing Mobile Bay, good conditions
East side of Mobile Bay entering ICW ditch
Lulu's Homeport Marina