Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hello Tennessee!

The front yard at Clay Bay anchorage 9/29/2017

Friday morning (9/29/2017) we departed Green Turtle Bay, Grand River, Kentucky at the crack of 10:00 am…WaHOOOO!!!  We had plenty of time to get a few things done without the “fire drill” urgency that sometimes pushes our departure – very nice way to start the day.

We left the Cumberland River and transitioned to the Tennessee River – still enjoying the beautiful Kentucky landscape.  Before long we pulled into Kenlake Marina for fuel (lowest price around)…and a surprise lunch stop - YUM!  After a grilled chicken salad (me) and a catfish sandwich (he) we boarded The Lower Place and continued our southerly direction of travel.

It was close to 4:00 we were ready to stop for the day – milking every moment of every day as we approach the end of our journey.  Charlie pulled into a great anchorage, Clay Bay – no cell or internet service with Verizon.  There was only one sailboat anchored and a bass boat trolling/fishing*.  At 4:01, I turned off the engines and we sat in silence for a long time!!  After 10+ days of constant activity, friends and travel it was nice to just be quiet…ahhhhhh!  Before long we will be looking for friends and fun but today the solitude and quiet was very nice.

*According to the fishing couple we are anchored on the Tennessee side of the river but had lunch on the Kentucky side of the river – I love it when that happens!!

Saturday we will continue toward Perryville Marina in Parsons TN with a predicted Monday arrival.  We will see a few family members, YAY!!  By early October we will be in Pickwick and officially complete our loop…I have no words to explain our mindset – but every GOLD looper out there knows EXACTLY what we are feeling/thinking!!

We can’t wait to see family and friends but don’t be surprised if we cast off the lines again…sooner than you think!

God Bless
Our back yard at sunset - looking across the TN River-Clay Bay


  1. Sounds like a beautiful day! We anchored and stayed the night in Clay Bay on Labor was a nice spot with a great sunset. Enjoy!

  2. What a beautiful way to wind down your trip. We know exactly how you feel...