A naturalist, sailor, storyteller, and sportsman, Jimbo espouses a mix of Eastern philosophy, Southern chivalry, and bayou wisdom. He believes firmly in the restorative and healing properties of water. Not just for the body, but for the mind and the soul. He only wears sandals. "Free the feet, free the soul." Most of all, he reveres nature and the magical ecosystem of Mobile Bay and the Tensaw River Delta in lower Alabama.
When teenage Jimbo Meador went to work on the Mobile, Alabama docks, his mentor was an old Swedish sailor who had arrived on the Gulf Coast aboard a wind-powered commercial vessel. The Swede passed along a sailor's knowledge from a bygone era, when self-sufficiency and resourcefulness were survival tools. Today Jimbo calls his native Alabama home, where he serves as a living bridge to a different era.
Of course, you don't have to take our word on any of this. Take US 98 / Battleship Parkway between Mobile and Spanish Fort across Mobile Bay. Pull into the parking lot for the Blue Gill restaurant, bear right towards the small boat ramp, and park next to the small shipping container that doubles as an office. There you'll find Jimbo, ready to show you an almost undiscovered world. All you have to do is let him know you're coming.