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Life in the South:

The adventures of three sisters: Gracie Hope, Faith and other things to make you smile.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pirates Cove, Dogs and Dolphins

Pirates, Dogs and Dolphins "OH MY"!

This past Saturday I was invited by a couple of friends to go out on their boat. It was a beautiful day on the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay. We did some crusin and ended up at Pirates Cove where they were having their annual Dog Olympics. Pirates Cove is a dog friendly Restruant and bar where your dogs don't have to even be on a leash. The neighboring dogs swim over to beg for their supper and play on the beach and water. It is a fun atmosphere and we witnessed the burger eating contest. Tiki won again this year with a 6 second timing. I really enjoyed watching the dogs and kids play in the shallows. We then took up anchor and went to Shuckers Restruant for some delish oysters...they are in season now! Took a walk at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL and headed back to Pensacola. On our return we were blessed with a dolphin sighting. They swam under the boat and all around in a feeding frenzy that was great to watch. There is nothing more relaxing than being on the water, sun in your face and a gentle wind blowing. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures. Smile, beauty is all around us, no matter where we live.

Capt. Dana

Race Car Dave

Wonder if BP read this sign???

Rainbow houses at Perdio Key

Beautiful water, white sand dunes and sea oats blowing in the breeze

Pensacola Lighthouse

Orange Beach, AL



Not a dolphin but a swimmer too far out if you ask me...just sayin

The Bay is speckled with sailboats everywhere

Pulling into Pirates Cove

Every Pirate needs a pirate dog...where is his patch?


Makes you feel right at home...if you have dogs

Going for a swim to cool off


Mommy...I still can't see!

I've got the ball...come get it

It wasn't how many you ate but how long it took you to eat it

The winner, Tiki...6 seconds!


Melanie G. said...

Great Pics! I want to cruise over to pirates cove one day, had hoped to last weekend also, but didnt work out. Oh, and there were so many sailboats because it was the Annual Lost Bay sail race lol!!!

Inka Smith said...

There is always something going on here...hard to keep up with it all.