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Re: Golf of Mexico video cruising reports
A fair number of the racers go to the bulkhead on east side, there at that little rodeo ground. During the race there's latitude as far as tying up to the bulkheads around the area. You'll get asked to leave at any other time, and yes, they do watch - the police station is right there. It was quite a party for the 50th anniversary race, the whole bay was packed, and yeah you could just about walk across on the decks of the boats. I pulled up on the beach between Pelican Pub and the oilfield terminal, had my F-27 trimaran at the time.
I now have a 40' catamaran. When we go in on our trips b/forth to FL, we always anchor about in the center of the embayment. Come in past those two last marks and head somewhat south, towards the empty area (little beach) between the Pelican Pub and the old oilfield terminal bulkhead. I come in enough to get 5:1 or so (what is it, 7' in there?) and then set the hook and then back up, usually end up with the boat right about in the center of the embayment. Might be a bit noisy in the AM but the boats have always gone around me. Only one or two anyway, most of the crew boat are on the other side at Billy Goat Hole, which you can get in there too but you'll have to set your hook on the levee/hill. Literally.
I am now surprised to hear you say you anchored at Fort Morgan/Bon Secour bay. If weather came through, Mobile Bay has a fairly ugly fetch from the north and can be a rough crossing, and if I understood you, you were just behind the Ft Morgan peninsula there?
Last edited by Multihullgirl; 08-15-2014 at 10:26 PM.