#75 Gulf Shores, Alabama to Orange Beach, Alabama

Written by The Crew

Rev writes all the posts as "The Crew" at What Yacht To Do. It's just part of the First Mate duties. That list just keeps growing...

December 22, 2019

What a fantastic trip we had today!

It’s only three and a half miles to get from Lulu’s in Gulf Shores to the Wharf in Orange Beach.

So we left Lulu’s Homeport Marina and turned left to go down the Intracoastal Waterway.

We said goodbye to the bridge right by the marina and went on our way.

There were a couple of restaurants right across from Lulu’s there.

I’m sure this is a happening place during the summer!

Is this the perfect day to move or what?

The water so still.

The sky so blue.

It’s just a perfect time to be one the water.

There is a road on the right hand side with traffic buzzing by.

And then a row of trees on the left side.

Standing there looking good.

We came to a barge resting there on the side.

And then a little boat went around us as we slowly cruised along.

Cruising Beside a Highway

The most exciting event on this slow ride was cruising next to a road.

We usually don’t have this going around the great loop.

Cars and trucks checking us out as we check them out.

We did get a text from a fellow looper during that stretch.

They had rented a car and were headed to Lulu’s for lunch.

Funny, right?!?

The Wharf

After a bit, we saw the Wharf in the distance.

There are condos with the marina right on the Intracoastal Waterway.

It was pretty windy when we arrived.

But Sam backed us right in to the slip.

Thankfully, another looper, Karen on The Haven, helped us tie up.

Holiday Spirit

It was really easy to get into the holiday spirit at the Wharf.

The area was decorated beautifully for Christmas.

They had a musical show that would light up the Christmas tree, the palm trees and the Ferris wheel.

It was quite a night show.

The Harbor Hosts, Scott and KC, organized a docktails at Villaggio, an Italian restaurant across from the Christmas tree.

A few loopers were going home for the holidays from here.

Sam and I are pressing on.

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  1. Cool!

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