We left early from Pensacola with another looper boat, Out of the Blue, from Michigan. The temperature was 58 with 11 mph ENE winds. It was a rockin and rollin ride in the Pensacola Bay with seas on our beam and 1-2 foot rollers. Once we turned into the GICW, the seas were on our stern and the ride smoothed out. As we cruised through the Santa Rosa Sound, we came across 2 barges heading west. We entered the Choctawhatchee Bay and passed by Okaloosa Island and Fort Walton. As we crossed the bay heading north, we spied a few dolphins in the distance. We arrived at Bluewater Bay Marina in Niceville around 2:30. We got settled into our slip with our pilings instead of cleats and calculated the high and low tides, making sure to leave enough slack in our lines for the difference. We enjoyed dinner at the restaurant at the marina, as well as brunch the next morning. We made a quick trip into Destin with the courtesy car on Sunday and took a walk around the boardwalk there. The white sandy beaches continue to impress as we drove the car and the boat along the Gulf Island National Park.