We got an early start to our 70 mile day; 06:20 with some fog but OK to go. We heard from Sea Hawk this morning at Mile 15 and the tide of about 1 foot got him off ground at 01:30. He thinks all is well but will have everything checked at Mobile Bay.
We made it through Mobile Bay and turned at Marker 72, 90 degrees for 1 mile and then 125 degrees for 6.5 miles to our marina. When we turned at 72 our depth was only 4 feet (low tide); a little nerve racking but we made it just fine. It sounds like we will be here for a while as we have to wait for parts for our cutters. We did have a damaged prop and we are having our spare props put on.
CO's comments: Some people had made the comment to me-why do you need radar on the river? That is one piece of equipment that I would not be without. In fog with visibilities of 1/4 mile you could not only pick up other boats but buoys, deadheads and the shoreline.
|Lots of birds on the river|
|Sea Hawk on the water again|
|Our first view of Mobile Bay|
|Off loading a container ship|
|Mobile Convention Center|
|Roy El leaving anchorage-decided to bring a tree with|