A town called Fairhope

Fairhope is a little gem on the eastern shores of Mobile Bay. We only intended to stay three nights but the weather turned nasty so we stayed an extra night. 

Fairhope is not a bad place to have a layover. Mind you – it is expensive! Mark had his iPad fixed after shattering the glass on the flybridge and we then ended up buying two new US phones. The quaint town is easily walkable with pretty little shops and colourful flowers lining the streets and squares. There is a French Quarter and a lovely pier to watch sunsets.

Bushranger is currently berthed at the Fairhope Yacht Club. It has a beautiful clubhouse (picture above) which arose from the ashes of Hurricane Katrina. Each evening we enjoy sundowners on the southern-style porch in rocking chairs, soaking up the ambiance. We ‘discovered’ a rustic restaurant on Fly Creek, quite literally 200 metres from our berth, which serves the best Bouillabaisse.

We are ready to move on tomorrow, to head down the eastern shores of Mobile Bay to The Wharf Marina on the Gulf Shores. This is on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Hoping for no wind and calm waters, but that will be up to the weather gods.

Oh! And did I mention… we made it to the Mardi Gras Museum in Mobile. We had our own docent showing us a whole lot of bling, mentioning mystic societies (hush-hush) and endless wealth. These Southerners sure know how to party!

Such is Life!

8 thoughts on “A town called Fairhope

    1. marknheather

      No – missed that. Went to the museum in the fort which explained it. Also, went to the Museum of Mobile in the Civic Centre – fabulous

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  1. pepelemon

    Hi! M&H,
    Can you bring home some of that fabulous French Cooking – sounds wonderful!!! Love the photos you have sent and have made a copy to show Dad. I really loved the French influence in the southern areas of America. So glad to hear that you are having a fabulous time!!!
    We had a wonderful day yesterday at sweet William Tighe Marquise’s Christening. I purchase a present on behalf of the Snow/Rutherford Families which was really appreciated by the parents.
    Travel safely and love to you all.
    Cheers,
    Norma & Celeste xxxx

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