Friday, March 14, 2014
Panama City FL notes:
Rented a slip at Sun Harbor Marina, near the Hathaway bridge for a few weeks. Cost was $330 per month and credit given for part of month not used, electric included. Docking is a little tight for a long boat, but manageable during calm conditions. Friendly, helpful staff here and reportedly the best fuel price on the bay-$3.90/ gallon last week. There is not much protection from wakes or waves in the marina, so particular attention is needed when adjusting dock lines. After checking out of the marina, I anchored out front and the marina is allowing me to land the dinghy on their beach and use the laundry, etc. Also can land on beach behind the No Name Bar. No food there but good rum and nice bartenders. Not much accessible without a long walk, but with a bike there is shopping for anything you may need within 3-5 miles on either side of the bay.
Seeking a more peaceful anchorage, I moved about 6 miles up the bay towards Lynn Haven to work on the boat for a week. Quiet up by the powerplant, but no shore access. Tall boats beware! The overhead cables crossing from the powerplant have an authorized clearance of 45'.
Enjoyed a brisk downwind sail in 25kts returning to the anchorage in front of Sun Harbor Marina to get mail and prepare for the next voyage.
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