Tuesday, December 6, 2016

We can see the Tennessee River from here!

Monday, December 5, 2016 -

Yukky day on the water today!  Rainy, cold, visibility was lousy.  We slogged through Aberdeen, Amory and Wilkins locks before we called it quits and anchored above Wilkins Lock near Smithville Marina.  Tomorrow we'll go through the last four lock and anchor somewhere on Bay Springs Lake.

Our cozy view of the fall foliage behind our boat in the anchorage...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -

It rained and stormed during the night...but cleared up pretty early.  The day still remained overcast and seemed to get colder and colder the further up the river we went.  Made it through all four locks (Fulton, Rankin, Montgomery, and Whitten) by 12:10 PM.  We had 38 miles to go after this to get to Grand Harbor today instead of tomorrow.  We decided to go for it...knowing we'd need to maintain about 9 mph to get there before dark.  Tonight we are alongside the fuel dock at Grand Harbor (they were all gone by the time we got here, 4:20 PM.  They'd told us earlier in the day to just got anywhere we wanted to and make ourselves at home.  We did...and will be here for the next few days, maybe until Saturday when things are supposed to get a bit warmer.