After crossing Tampa Bay headed north, or chugging down through “The Narrows” you might want to take a break and drop anchor for the night at the north end of Boca Ciega Bay. You have St. Petersburg Beach between you and the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the city of Gulfport on the mainland to the east. It’s not a scenic location. The shores are lined with houses and condos. Good holding in muddy bottom. but you can find shelter from the wind in nearly any direction. Before dark you’ll have to contend with wakes from passing boats.