Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Are You Sure We Didn't Make a Wrong Turn?

Viridian and crew have been cruising the Florida Panhandle from Mobile Bay, AL to Carrabelle, FL.  Today we continued East against the relentless 15-20 mph wind to Port St. Joe Marina.  Tomorrow we will come to the final Panhandle stop before crossing the Gulf of Mexico to Tarpon Springs, FL.  We have been watching the weather predictions all week and the weather wizards all seem to predict a Friday, Friday night to Saturday crossing window.  But about St. Joe, here are some words from their website:

The Port St. Joe Marina is at the heart of Florida's Forgotten Coast, on the eastern shore of pristine St. Joseph Bay on Florida's northwest Gulf Coast. Located between Panama City and Apalachicola, Florida, we are a favorite for transient boaters making their way along Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, not only because of our convenient location with all major shopping within two blocks, but because of the friendly staff and boaters that make the Port St. Joe Marina their home.

So how could we not stop here?  After pulling in we hooked our hose to the fresh water outlet and gave Viridian a good washdown to get all the salt spray off and try to stay ahead of the cleaning task.  Next we walked into town to do some exploring, found a Piggly Wiggly and loaded up on crossing comfort food.  I also got a jig good for catching Pompano.  We will see.

That's the news and here's the views:

We are here

Our 47 mile cruise from Panama City, FL to Port St, Joe, FL.

Viridian ready to depart Panama City Marina, FL
We found that bagel shop again this morning at PC.  Must counter the exercise somehow
T'is  the Season
Leaving West Bay and that ever present wind for more protected canal route
Houses along the canal


George likes to take pictures of junk on the side of the intracoastal waterway

 We have no idea that this thing is or what it does
More junk

 Looks like some kind of nightmare boat

 The long and non-winding path to St. Joe

   Corps Equipment

 All this stuff is for sale if anyone is interested

 Seafood getter

Just lasso that piling 

 Dogs find Meg

 Checking In

 Marina View

 Seasoned Looper

Looking for that elusive "green flash" right at sunset

1 comment:

  1. We have explored St. Jo. We camped on St. Joseph Peninsula two nights but skeeters ran us off. It truly is an off the beaten path place.