Made it to Gulfport and without any of the drama of the day before. I got to the harbor and yea…the dolphin cruise was on. There were seven of us in total going out on a 60′ ship. The weather was around 60 and the sky partly cloudy so all in all, not a bad day. We left on time and slowly moved away from the dock and out into open water.
In honor of Veterans Day.
One of Gulfports finest resident.I like being on the water and I love the ocean so this tour was for me fun. I know it’s not hair raising exciting or adrenaline charging, but I still find it very satisfying.
The view of Gulfport from the ship.
Looking along the coast from Gulfport towards Biloxi.
He wanted another photo taken of him.
The tour ran ninety minutes and took you out a few miles into the bay.
Here’s a photo of what we saw on our dolphin watching excursion. You guessed it, we didn’t see as much as one dolphin. I guess because it was Sunday, they were all watching the football games. One thing about going on a cruise like this, you go out (or you should) with the understanding that you may not see dolphins. They’re not captive or trained and I don’t want it any other way. Today I was a bit disappointed, but it only reinforced in me the feeling you get when you do see them.
We did see people enjoying the day sailing in the bay.
and a dredger working to keep the shipping lanes open.
Drove through downtown gulfport and while it’s light years more than Biloxi, it’s still a pretty small quiet area. I was surprised to find out that Gulfport is the second largest city in the state. It has a quiet & mellow vibe down near the water. It’s only when you get north of the bay dies it start to take on the look and feel of a big city. Here’s a few examples of the buildings in Downtown Gulfport.
I like the old advertisements on the wall.
Survivor of Katrina being refurbished.
Interesting story the building of Carnegie library’s across the country.
Hey what can I say, the kid just likes to be photographed.