Monday, October 31, 2011

Joe Wheeler to Goose Pond Colony Marina

10/28/11    Mile 277-305 on the Tennessee River
Left Joe Wheeler State park after the rain subsided.  Cold and windy.  Three boats traveled together...Sweetgrass, Two Bears (a 22ft Cape Dory) and us.   Had a great dinner on Sweetgrass!
River Walk Marina had no showers or restrooms...but the slip fees were good)

10/29/11  Riverwalk Marina to Ditto Landing  (Mile 305-334)
This was a short day.  We pulled in early enough for a bike ride on the concrete bike path which wound through the countryside and some residential areas.  (7 miles total)  When we get a chance, we view previous Good Wife episodes on  Can't miss that show!

10/30/11  Ditto Landing to Goose Pond Colony Marina  (Mile 334-378)
Left in mild fog which became very dense as we traveled. (Photo by Jerry Reves)

 The fog lifted just in time for us to see the famous painted bluff.

We had a long day since we waited at Guntersville Lock for 2 hours so that a tow with 10 barges could lock through.  Ookpik and Sweetgrass tied off to the auxillary lock wall and the rest of us rafted up to them.  We were rafted with Ookpik and Two Bears...we looked like Papa Boat, Mama Boat, and Baby Boat.

photo by Jerry Reves
Today was Two Bears first lock and they did well!

When we arrived at Goose Pond, there were several other loop boats...old home week!

Tonight (Sunday) we had cable to see Good Wife...woo hoo.  Just a little hint of home :)

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