1. ALWAYS have a plan. A plan is necessary. A plan is essential. A plan is the mark of a true Captain.
2. Prepare to have you plan changed/cancelled at the discretion of others...in particular those wearing official uniforms and with bar lights on their vessels.
Upon waking we discovered TVA scheduled today to pull lines across the river and the bridge near the Harbor is still under maintenance. Double delay...for our own safety, of course!
But we have made the best of it. I spent the morning preparing lunch (hoping to eat while underway). Also trotted off on my "fun run" trying a few new stops. At every park bench, I spent 1 minute doing step-up, lunges, squats or push ups. Each bench was a new exercise and the running between benches kept my heart rate up...THANKS Cleo for a GREAT idea!!! I was pretty much alone in my adventure although several "on duty" folks were just shaking their heads...I'm sure they were jealous they couldn't join me. I was soaking wet upon my return to the boat but feeling super! Yes, it's hot in Florence AL.
We spoke with TVA and local police about the possibility is getting away today & both felt certain that when each authority took their lunch break we could leave. YAY!! Enough time to wash a load of laundry...this is the life!
|Wilson Lock - it's a MONSTER!|
|The Kennedy Barge - yes sir, you may go through first.|
The moral of the story is to be prepared & be prepared to adjust. We have all our provisions so what's a little time on the wall? Hmmm...maybe wall sits? You know who you are and you LOVE 'em!!
Have a super Tuesday & may your afternoon be "waiting wall free". Be blessed!
|Tied to the wall - cozy!|