03 February 2013 | Gulfport, Florida
Beverly/light winds and cool
We left Clearwater Beach at around 10 this morning and arrived here around 3:30. It was 22.4 mIles down the GIWW but included 1 fixed bridge and 5 bascule bridges, which caused delays. We also got waked countless times by power boats. One boat waked us 3 times! #@#!! We were even stalked by a pirate ship in Boca Ciega bay - they fired (fake) canons at us while we were waiting for a bridge to open! In a quieter section we saw some dolphins and one came close enough to splash us. We're glad to be in a quiet anchorage after such an eventful day. Here is a shot of the Gulfport anchorage.