|A little foggy in Mobile AL|
We have been puttering UP the river for the past week – with a weekend reprieve in Demopolis AL. Apparently we are cruising like “a couple of horses headed to the barn.”
May 1 – we departed from Mobile AL after the fog lifted of course! And a mere 10 hours later we arrived at Three Rivers anchorage. The current reduced our typical cruising speed by 2.3 mph so it was a LONG day but we reached our destination. So thankful for the extended daylight hours of late spring!!
|lots of debris to dodge|
Charlie called Bobby’s and reported our experience. They appreciated the report and said they would have it checked. Geesh….
May 3 – another early start (6:15am) but with TWO locks behind us the current was quickly becoming a non-issue!! A mere 12 hours later (see a pattern?) we were docked at Kingfisher Bay Marina in Demopolis AL!! YAY!! Air conditioning, filling the water tanks, topping off the fuel tanks, pumping out the holding tank…like a day at the SPA!! LOL!!! And a nice surprise…we stayed 3 nights!!!
The usual marina stuff…get off the boat and walk, walk, walk; do a few loads of laundry, a trip to the grocery store, visit with other boaters and BONUS!!!! Anna Marie (Dock master) invited me to the local community theater production of The Miracle Worker. A fabulous performance and my favorite kind of theater…community!! Our stop at Kingfisher Bay never disappoints and I felt blessed to be there!
May 6 – A later than usual start of 8:40 was a nice way to begin the day. A short while later we watched Riverview Baptist Church via Face book live and really got homesick! But it was so nice to see everyone – great job Brother Allen!! A short 7 ½ hours later we were anchored in Sumter Creek…so close to home!!
|Hot diggity dog!! The River Walk in Columbus MS!!|
We were met by my niece (huge surprise) and my parents!!! After talking a tour of the old trail we walked up the hill and had an early dinner at Harvey’s. It was so nice to see family and although this was a brief visit we look forward to seeing each other this summer!
We will depart at the standard “0’dark:30” on Tuesday the 8th continuing our trek north. Our loose plans for the remainder of the week are Columbus to Fulton to Bay Springs to Aqua Yacht (home). Pending no unforeseen delays we should be home on land by Thursday. We can’t wait to see what everything looks like with leaves, flowers and grass!!!