Friday, September 23, 2016

9/23 Tennessee River to Clifton, Tennessee in 94 degree heat

Wow, it was a very warm fall day.  The high was 94 degrees!!  It was bright and sunny, too.  We are going upstream on the Tennessee River so we get no help from the current, although it wasn't too strong against us.  Because the river is wide and deep, the navigation is easy.  There is plenty of room to pass tows, too.

The river is so pretty.  Along the sides there were rolling hills and in some places rock cliffs. 
We passed this sailboat, Bar Hopping, that we have seen along the way and got this picture of them against the rocks. 

We passed this Dupont Plant.  John looked it up and one of the things they make there is titanium dioxide.  In the hot sun today, I was pretty sure that was the only thing that would not get a sunburn.

Just in case we were feeling homesick, we crossed under Interstate 40.  Interstate 40 goes from Barstow, California to Wilmington, NC.  We opted to keep going by boat.

Some things on the water are just fun.  We did not stay at the Mermaid Marina but had to get a picture of their sign for laughs.
There are some unusual homes along the river too.

Tonight, we are at the Clifton, Tennessee Marina.  Tomorrow, we will continue on the Tennessee for one lock and about 60 miles.  We are going to Grand Harbor Marina in Counce, Tennessee.  We will stay there a few days to see Shiloh.

Lat 35 degrees 23.16 North
Long 88 degrees 0.35 West

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