Champ III: Going Places

The adventure starts here.

Shalimar Yacht Basin, Shalimar, FL.

Well we made it. We are in Florida at the Shalimar Yacht Basin. This is right near Fort Walton Beach and Destin Florida on the GIWW.
It rained last night and I think we had a thunderstorm. It was 50 and cloudy this morning with the wind blowing out of the northeast. The wind was no problem on the water even on the larger bay areas of the GIWW. They had predicted that the morning would be cloudy and the afternoon would be sunny. By about 10:00 it started to clear and did not take long. We are in shirt sleeves this afternoon.
The Shalimar Yacht Basin is a little basic with WiFi and a courtesy car their real only claim to amenities. I called for reservations this morning when we were on the water and everything went smooth. When we got here I tried to call them on channel 16 but received no response. I called on the phone and the person from this morning had not told the afternoon person so it was like I did not call in. Somewhat frustrating. They did do their best to give us and “2 if by C” slips in the more protected area of the harbor. Our plan is to stay here one night.
We took a picture of the Wharf Marina where we stayed, quite a place. One of the other pictures is a condo building along the Gulf. From another picture you can see that the daymarks are sometimes hard to see because of the birds. Also the Pelicans like to hitch hike on the tows in the GIWW.
Tomorrow we are on our way to Panama City.

2 thoughts on “Shalimar Yacht Basin, Shalimar, FL.

  1. Omg! How exciting is that!?!?!?! Almost 2 months to the day!!! We are so happy for you guys! I’m so glad you are there safe and sound. Too bad candy doesn’t realize what a great day this is —like you guys do! So, so happy for you all!

    1. It does not seam like 2 months. We left on Sept. 6th nor does it feel like we have come 2100 miles. Maybe Lenore would see it differently.
      How is the new job?

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