Glad to see several posts from members close by. Planning on heading out Tuesday morning, heading for the Dry Tortugas
. Plans are to take it pretty slow, watch the weather
real close. Stay inside to Pensacola, then jump over to Port St. Joe. Then Ft. Meyers, and from there direct to the Tortugas. Will be sailing a Seidelmann 37, name Candida. Blue hull
. Anyone see us give a shout on 16. jlogan, not a lot has changed over that way since Katrina. I hear that Smugglers Cove is silted in too shallow for most sailboats. Haven't tried it so far. Ship Island, west of the excursion boat dock
, from what I heard has been dredged down to solid shale. Last time I was over there, could not get the anchor
to even think about holding. West of the dock
, a couple hundred yards holding seems to be fine. Horn and Peti Bois are about the same. I heard that the Gulfport Yacht Club has now re-opened. Sometimes I spend a night at Point Cadet Marina, which is officially closed, but the harbormaster is a pretty good guy, and you can sorta slide in and tie up for a night. It's free, if you get away with it, but no fuel
, elect. or water
. Only time I go in there is if the weather
is really snotty, or I want to eat at the Isle of Capri
buffet. For 11 bucks it's a bargain, especially if you been eating boat food
for a few days. Lulu's is of course open, and they have fuel and nice slips. Bear Point is also a fuel stop, and a very reasonably price
if you want to spend the night. Usually I anchor
out at either Wolf Bay, or Ingrams Bayou. Wolf Bay is quite a bit more exposed, but lots less boats. Weekends Ingrams is usually just about full.
In Pensacola, if I anchor, usually stay in Big Lagoon
. If in a marina, I always go to Palafox. Several fuel stops in Pensacola. Everyone be safe out there, and if you see me be sure and give a shout.