Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Columbus Day 2

Today we finished the long good-bye with family and friends in Columbus MS.  Now it feels like the journey begins, again.  Once again, we had a fun-filled day of seeing family, friends and other loopers...and mixed in 3 loads of laundry, mapped out the possible anchorages for tomorrow and Thursday, topped off the water tanks - just the usual stuff.

After the last hug was shared, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for your kindness, prayers and strength...no one cried!!  At least not in front of us...I know this journey is difficult to comprehend for some but I PROMISE we are as prepared as we can be...the rest is on the job training.  Thank you for your love!

I was able to catch a few pictures today of other boats waiting at the Columbus Lock & Dam.  I saw some boats at the fuel dock so it didn't take long to pull on my running shoes and head around the corner to the park overlooking the channel.

Way out there!! Heading South...

Side note:  Anyone traveling with kids (or adults with a lot of energy) will be happy to know there is a public park complete with swings, slides, basketball court, amphitheater, picnic tables and clean rest rooms just a quarter mile from the marina!  There is also 2 fishing piers on the dam side. Very nice and safe!  Leave the marina, turn right at the stop sign and the park entrance is straight ahead - wide road shoulder and asphalt - bike and foot friendly!!

The big question has been "Where is your next stop?"  Demopolis AL...on Friday!!  When we leave Columbus Marina Wednesday morning our plan is to anchor out for 2 nights and arrive in Demopolis on Friday...that's right, approximately 60 hours on the boat...feet won't hit solid ground for 2.5 days!!  Glad I got my exercise today! LOL!!

Here's a picture of The Lower Place dockside at Columbus Marina, the "stuff" in the water is lily pads.  The boat in the middle is Bright Angel.  They completed the loop last year, enjoyed it so much...they are still cruising!  Good for them!

God Bless, I'll catch you on the hook!

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