We said goodbye to Deborah and Jim, our Iron Granddaddy for two days, drove 56 miles to where we stopped yesterday, and leapfrogged the last 10 miles before catching the ferry across Mobile Bay. It was a beautiful 35 minute ride, and we saw lots of oil rigs, pelicans and some other boats. We were so lucky to arrive just in time to get on the ferry, and ours was the last car in the last space. Had we missed it, we would have had to wait 90 minutes for the next one. After we arrived, we leapfrogged another 7 miles on the island, then drove north off the island and walked another 6 before driving to a hotel. The beaches are very pristine and white with lots of dunes and cute houses.