Gusty winds kept us from the beach yesterday. Wind can turn the sugar sand beaches of the Gulf into an abrasive sand blaster. Instead of the beach we drove over to The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL for lunch and some shopping. There is a boat show at The Wharf this weekend so there were already quite a few boats along the dock. The Wharf is an interesting area and serves as a concert venue, has a small water park, a cinema, retail shopping and restaurants, and a huge Ferris wheel.
I don't think I can afford any of the boats at this boat show.
The Ferris wheel in the shopping area of The Wharf.
Later in the day we drove over to Billy’s Seafood to buy some “fresh off the boat” shrimp to bring back home with us. Fresh shrimp tastes so much better than what is available in St. Louis.
Billy's Seafood on Bon Secour River near the bay.
One more indicator that we’re in the south, the county sheriff’s name is Hoss.