Only one lock needed to be traversed today, and it was right at the start. We called them first thing in the morning, around 6:30. They gave us a green light to proceed, and five boats left immediately. (I did bump a piling pretty hard on leaving, which was the first time in a LONG time -- daggumit!)
|While largely heading south,|
the river winds like this.
Mother Nature, WTH?
Trip was long but uneventful. The day started quite gloomy, on the verge of being foggy, but cleared into a lovely day.
Upon reaching Bobby's we knew our options were tie up at the fuel dock or raft onto a 45 Carver called Hey Coach. We wanted to do the former, but a boat hailed from behind us (we thought he'd anchored earlier but changed his mind). He was a 60+ foot boat, and that would be tough to raft to a smaller vessel. So we gave him the dock, and we sidled nice and slow next to the Carver.
A damn fine parking job if I do say so myself.
Also, I got to take a nap on the way. Good day!
PS: We have exactly one more lock to get through tomorrow. And THAT IS IT for the loop. It's the last one until we get a gold looper flag. WOW!!!!
|One tool we use is AquaMaps, which shows us depth|
information in the channel. But this was from the Spring
after floods. We seriously need to update the data,
because that is just terrifying.
|Some fall colors here in the south|
|Eating fried catfish at Bobby's. The boats are behind the trees.|
Also, we're back in the land of Spanish Moss.