We made it to the Gulf of Mexico! It was nice to be in Mobile Bay and then Orange Beach, Alabama Val said we could have drove our car 1,050 miles for 15 hours in two days, but no, we had to take our boat 2,562 miles for 3 months. Most Loopers do a combination of staying in marinas and anchoring out and the two reasons they do this is to save money or because of their range of the slow go at 8 mph, or both. Since we cruise as a go fast boat at 30 mph, we opted to stay in marinas as much as we can. We had to anchor out one time in the Tem/Tom because we hit another log and bent our prop again. We could only travel at 13mph for 130 miles to Dog River Marina in Mobile Bay, AL. I changed out our props with our spare set and continued on to Fairhope and then to Orange Beach Marina. All the marinas we stayed at were very accommodating and there we many Loopers that were coming and going. At Demopolis, there were as many as 20 looper boats getting ready for the last 220 mile run with only one marina called Bobby's Fish Camp. Instead of rafting off on a small dock at Bobby's, we cruised past it for another 60 miles and anchored at Three Rivers Lake. That made for an 80 mile run the next day to Dog River Marina where they pulled the boat out of the water so I could change the props out. We are working our way east in the Intercoastal to Florida.
Stayed tuned for the next big run for 170 miles across the Pan Handle from Carrabelle to Tarpon Springs 120 miles off shore.
Tip of the day: Washing your boat is contagious, every time I wash our boat, it makes everyone else start washing theirs.
The Colorado Trail.