Hi and sorry to be so long without blogging. We have been busy!!!
On Wednesday, the AGLCA Rendezvous and the Rogersville, Alabama Chamber of Commerce hosted an evening of polo and music. For a modest fee, we took school buses to the local polo grounds.
Thursday was the last day of the Rendezvous. The day focused on crossing the Gulf of Mexico and circumnavigating Florida and heading up the east coast. In the afternoon, the Hydrophilic was on the Looper Crawl. We signed up to open our boat for tours. We were amazed at the large number of folks who came aboard to see our little home. We had about 40 visitors. At dinner, our friends Rod and Susie Busbee had many of us in stitches. Some of us have Yeti coolers. They do not. But they don't need one; they have a full sized refrigerator. It has become a running joke. They made knock off Yetti T-shirts and insulated cups their Yetti knock off logo. It was a big hit.
To leave Joe Wheeler, all of the boats have to go through the locks either upbound or downbound. So that the lock masters would not get a call from each of the boats, boats could sign up for leaving Friday or Saturday and certain times. John signed us up for leaving at 6 a.m. We were with three other boats leaving in the dark. The lock is only a couple of miles way. As we entered the lock, I was pretty sure we woke up the birds nesting along the lock walls. Boy, did they squawk.
The next morning, we were up early to head down the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, called the Tenn Tom. The fog on the water was very thick and we opted to wait about 2 hours until we could see through the fog. The fog was really pretty though.
Saturday night, we stayed at Midway Marina, which is not midway on the Tenn Tom by any stretch of the imagination. Sunday morning was foggy but not as bad as Saturday morning. We did get an early start because the lock master said he had tows coming and could lock us through if we could get there in 20 minutes. So we threw off our lines and headed for the lock. The Tenn Tom becomes much more winding in this area.
From here, the Tenn Tom is more rural and we will be anchoring out some.
Lat 33 degrees 31.29 North
Long 88 degrees 28.89 West