Thursday, October 16, 2014

It starts today...

We left Concord Marina on Wednesday morning around 8:15.  At this point in the day, the weather looked fine for travel (ominous sounding statement, right?)  We let down the radar arch with newly installed TV antenna and made our way out of the cove under the low bridge to the river.  There we re-positioned the arch and took off for Harbortowne boat yard on Tellico Lake.

The view of Concord in the morning was beautiful!

By 12:30 we were docked at the boat yard waiting to be lifted out for a quick zinc on the propeller.  It was 4:30 before we were pulling out to make our way to an anchorage for the night.  The boat yard had a "traffic jam."  ;-)

Wind, rain, and chilly weather accompanied us to the anchorage, Powerline Cove on Tellico Lake.  Great location for us.  We went all the way to the back of the cove (didn't have to fight for a spot since we were the only boat around) and anchored in 10 ft. close to the boat ramp.  Perfect for the night and for the morning's trip to shore with Lulu.

Up this morning and ready to go as soon as daylight has made it to the cove.  We'll go up to Ft. Loudon Marina and take on a little fuel and water, then hope to be transiting the Fort Loudoun Lock soon after it opens at 10.  Today we plan to go 55 miles, 7 hours,  beyond the lock to mile 547 and anchor out again.