Its 6:50 a.m. Tom nudges me, “the weather report”.
“Okay, yes, one sec.”
I open my eyes, reach for my phone and scroll through the plethora of emails (most of which are holiday “sales”). There is it, Eddy’s Weather Wag. I click on it anxiously and read it aloud – morning – after – morning.
Its been nine(!) days since the last weather window for crossing the gulf – and once again, it isn’t looking good.
I toss the phone back into the windowsil and doze back off, hardly noticing in the moment that the boat is rocking in what I would typically describe as “violently”, but somehow at 7am when you’re under the covers and in bed…its rhythmic and soothing.
Now that you’re armed with the above mental picture, we’ve been in Panama City for solid week and it looks like we’ll be settling in for another 6 days. The current predicted weather “window” is Monday, December 12th. FINGERS CROSSED!
So how have we been keeping busy?
There was an alligator farm…
Dinghy rides…which included a dolphin encounter!
An epic night at Flora-Bama. (I met Cam -who owns the Flora-Bama with her husband- while at a MOXIE class while we were docked at the Orange Beach Wharf. She casually mentioned that we should stop by – and i’m so glad that we did! Cam graciously invited us into her VIP booth with her family -giving us access to the best seats in the house and we had so much fun!)
A tour of the USS Alabama.
And a short stop in Destin.
Our *one* regret of the trip so far is that we didn’t make a run for New Orleans. Had we known we’d be sitting idle for two weeks, we would’ve made the trek but at the time…we didn’t think we had the time to spare. *sigh*