11/11/18 Ocean Springs, MS

DAY #24

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.DSC_0247 (2).JPG

One of Gulfports finest resident.DSC_0230 (2).JPGI 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.DSC_0249 (2).JPGDSC_0232.JPG

Looking along the coast from Gulfport towards Biloxi.DSC_0213 (2).JPGDSC_0215 (2).JPGDSC_0211 (2).JPG

He wanted another photo taken of him.DSC_0231 (2)

The tour ran ninety minutes and took you out a few miles into the bay. DSC_0241.JPGDSC_0227.JPG

Here’s a photo of what we saw on our dolphin watching excursion. DSC_0236 (2).JPGYou 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.DSC_0226 (2).JPG

and a dredger working to keep the shipping lanes open.DSC_0238.JPG

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.DSC_0251 (2).JPGDSC_0252 (2).JPG

Survivor of Katrina being refurbished.DSC_0221.JPG

Interesting story the building of Carnegie library’s across the country.DSC_0220.JPG

Hey what can I say, the kid just likes to be photographed.DSC_0229 (3).JPG

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