Friday, June 10, 2011

Salt Life

A full week of beaching, fishing, and staying on the lovely Gulf Coast is a great sandy privilege.  For our family vacation this year, we returned to Navy Cove in Fort Morgan, Alabama.  We discovered Navy Cove back in 2006, the first summer Ben owned the Champion and the first summer since Hurricane Ivan ravaged the Alabama coastline.  We found Navy Cove to be the perfect vacation spot for our family and my sportsman husband.  Sure, the dedicated boat slip, bay access, proximity to the pass, fishcleaning stations, opportunities to catch shrimp, mullet, and more from the dock are all great things.  In addition to all of that, the condos are nice, the pools refreshing, the beach close, and the sunsets AMAZING!

Beautiful sunsets and smiles on these Smith kids!

Our fourth family vacation at Navy Cove didn't disappoint.  The weather all week was perfect - upper 80s, lower 90s, with a slight breeze most days on the beach.  Beachbumming was fun and plenty relaxing.  Fishing proved successful (check back for a future post on snapper fishing) and delicious - we ate fresh mullet, snapper, redfish, and/or trout every day!  We enjoyed our time together as a family - we enjoyed the Alabama salt life!    

Georgia-Lee works on the beach bum she and Ben created seaside.

Mobile Bay offers a bounty of activities; one of Benjamin's favorites is casting his net at dusk.  He caught shrimp, mullet, pogies, and more this trip.

Working on clean plates, the crew enjoy Ben's fried mullet, sweet potato fries, and Vidalia onion rings on the balcony.

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