Kemah to Pensacola
28 November 2018 | Pensacola
We finally made it to Pensacola the day before Thanksgiving, two weeks after leaving Kemah Texas. After a week of waiting on weather in Sabine Texas, we headed offshore not heeding the gail force winds announcement by the Coast Guard via VHF after being offshore. By dark we were in 6 to 8 foot seas on our starboard quarter, and northwest winds were a steady 35 knots with gusts in low 40 knots. It was very cold and uncomfortable, so we decided to head back to shore and continue heading east via the ICW. Getting thru Louisiana was the most time-consuming part of the trip, taking 4.5 days, and only 1.5 days getting thru Mississippi, Alabama to Pensacola! It was an aggressive schedule, so no opportunity to visit any sights or take pictures.
We are docked at the Palafox Marina which is located in downtown Pensacola, and is in walking distance to a lot of restaurants and shops. Our plan is to stay here for couple of weeks and visit family, then head south to warmer weather.