On my sea turtle patrol days, I enjoy watching the fishing boats and charters heading out to the Gulf through Pensacola Pass. In the photo above the Pensacola lighthouse is seen behind the 'Entertainer'.
I generally make it to the old fort by 6:30 a.m., That generally coincides with the timing of Pensacola Beach charters which pull out of the marina around 6:00 a.m.
Avid fishermen may arrive even earlier and it's not usual for me to see boats dotting the horizon as the sun rises.
This is the place I enjoy stopping for a quick cup of coffee before continuing my run. I think you can see why.