Where do I start?
We left our Three Rivers anchorage in fog. We sailed in convoy. We sailed under bridges. We passed tows. We at last entered Mobile Bay. We hit the big smoke.
We moored at the Convention Centre – right on the edge of Dauphin Street, the main street of Mobile. A most marvelous location for exploration! Along with Rick and Mary from Exhale we trod the streets of Mobile on a glorious autumn day. We visited museums and cathedrals; parks named Spanish Plaza, Cathedral Square and Bienville Square. We ate luncheon at A Spot of Tea and dined on the causeway at The Blue Gill (oysters to die for). Mary and I discovered the cultural side of Mobile: the Masonic Temple which has been converted into a playhouse; the Sanger Theatre where we had a sneak look from the stage into the audience; visited the Police Museum and had a very entertaining and informative talk with a Police sergeant. And whilst the boys had a little siesta back on board, Mary and I explored the History Museum of Mobile – very interesting presentations with many hidden gems. It was an absolutely delightful way to spend a lazy Sunday.
And for those who didn’t know, the Mardi Gras was first staged right here in Mobile. All throughout the city are reminders of the history and pageantry of Mardi Gras. We saw the Mardi Gras Museum, but alas, it was closed on Sunday.
What a great time we had in Mobile! It is historic, cultural, a little bit old world, a little bit modern. The mix is just right. As they say here “ welcome very day with an enduring passion and a little soulful hospitality, because life is the ultimate gift”.
Such is Life!