Here is sunset on Friday night from our anchorage at the Cumberland Towhead.
On Saturday 9/3, from our anchorage at the Cumberland Towhead, we jumped back on the Ohio River for just a few miles before we turned onto the Cumberland River.
The Cumberland is very scenic.
|View from the Yacht Club entrance|
|View from the beach overlooking Lake Barkley|
Sunday morning, we walked about a mile to town for Mass. After Mass, as we headed back to the Marina, another couple stopped their golf cart and asked it we wanted a ride. In the small world category, they live in Evansville, IN, where I used to work when we lived in Mt. Vernon. They keep their boat here in the summer.
Besides being a huge place and Labor Day weekend, there is extra traffic because the replicas of the Nina and the Pinta are in port. This is part of the Columbus Project and they come to Green Turtle every three years. We can look off the stern to see them both.
You might wonder why they call this area Green Turtle Bay? I have never seen so many turtles in one area. These pictures show no more than half the turtles in just this one section.
Loopers are flocking into this area now. As we were fueling up, I saw our friends Carolynn and Tom on Su Sueno. On Sunday afternoon, we took the courtesy car to the Crafts Fair in town. It was a huge crafts fair with the National Guard providing traffic control. It was a nice way to visit with these loopers that we have hopped and skipped with since the Solomons in Maryland. The crew from Endeavor arrived later. Then late last night, Rod and Susie from Bee Haven arrived in the dark. They had a story about Lock 52 too.
One highlight of today was getting a facial at the spa. After being in all the sun and perspiring so much, it felt so good to get a deep cleaning facial.
Today, we sketched out a plan through Mobile, Alabama. It is a rough plan but gives us something to work with. We stay here until Saturday. Then we are going to head up the Tennessee River to Nashville. So far we have tickets to the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday and the Ryman Theater on Thursday.
Lat 37 degrees 0.46 North
Long 88 degrees 13.62 West