Thursday, October 13, 2016

10/10-10/13 Down the Tennessee to Goose Pond

Monday, the 10th, we left Chattanooga and headed down the Tennessee River.  The views in the Tennessee River were amazing.   The Tennessee Gorge has carved out a stunning cruising area.
Here an old water intake was covered in vines.

The water was calm and the sun was bright.  We liked the Little Cedar Mountain Anchorage so much on the way up, we headed back to there for the night.  The Rocna anchor holds so well, we had a peaceful night.

The next morning, there was smoke on the water.

The mist evaporated as the sun shone.  It was a short cruise to the Nickajack lock.  As we locked down, this crane sat on the edge of the lock to watch us. 

There is so much to see on the river.  We passed under this railroad bridge.  The workings and geometrics of the bridge are amazing to look see.
Our destination was back to Goose Pond Colony Marina.  We liked it so much on our first time through, we went back.  We had finally ordered the correct new strainers for our air conditioning and generator.  They were waiting for us.  The strainers fit perfectly.  The last time through we met the AGLCA Harbor Hosts for Goose Pond, Patsy and Ray Whitney.  I called Patsy and asked for a recommendation for a hair salon.  On her recommendation, I went to Designer Hair and the owner Dana did a fabulous job on my hair.  We took the courtesy car to Walmart to re-provision.

For dinner, we joined David and Barbara Doyle at an Italian restaurant for dinner.  They are on their second loop.  When they return to FL, they will earn a Platinum Looper Flag. 

Our mail was delivered and we had our absentee ballots.  Today, Kelly from the Goose Pond staff was kind enough to be our second witness as we made our choices.  We did cleaning and other chores today, too.

Tonight, we had dinner at the onsite restaurant here at Goose Pond,  I had shrimp and grits as we watched the sunset. 

Tomorrow, we head downriver to Guntersville.  I will miss the nice people and Goose Pond Colony.

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