It’s particularly exciting when new pics arrive from Donovan Brennan, owner of Siskiwit for the past two years.The latest show her underway and with a new suit of sails.

Mobile Bay is really several cruising destinations in one. Down at the southeast tip is the city of Gulf Shores and historic Fort Morgan, which was built after the War of 1812 and is open for tours. At the northern end of the bay is the city of Mobile, where the USS Alabama is open for tours and the GulfQuest National ­Maritime Museum has exhibits on everything from hurricanes to marine archaeology.

Then there’s Fairhope, on the eastern shore, where sailors tour the shops and restaurants absolutely must include a stop at the Dragonfly Foodbar which highlights the region’s seafood producers.

Finest kind
Siskiwit Mobile Bay