Friday, April 29, 2011

Gulf Shores, AL Day 4

Yes, we extended another day down here at Gulf State park.  It is a great place to just chill out and take it easy so we took advantage of an extra travel day.

We went all the way down to the west end of the island today to Ft Morgan to check it out and to see what the Ferry looked like.  The Ft was much larger than we expected and it would have been a lot of walking to check it out, so we decided to take some photos and save the walking for another time.

The Ferry boat runs every 1 1/2 hours and cost $16 for a car and $35 for a MH.  We thought about taking the ferry to Daphne Island and returning but didn't think it was worth the $30 round trip.  

Mobile Bay has a number of gas wells on platforms within sight of shore.  One was quite close to the ferry dock and was huge.  Further out in the bay was another well with a ocean going freighter, a sailing ship and the I-10 bridge in the background.  It was an interesting photo shot to say the least.

We took our time returning to Gulf Shores and picked up a number of geo caches along the way.  It is always interesting to see how people in different areas hide the caches.  It makes geo caching that much more fun and interesting.

We went to the Oyster House for a late lunch and Gerry had a shrimp po boy and I had a flounder po boy sandwich.  They were both very good and we would go back there again.  The restaurant overlooks a small lake and shoreline.  Check it out if you get to Gulf Shores.  It is about 5 blocks up from where Gulf Shores Blvd ends.

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