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Oct 27 Day 33 Lockin’ Down the Tenn-Tom
Today was a big, long day but short on overall miles: only 36 miles; 4 Locks; 4hrs 35 min engine hours; but 7 hrs 50 min Total Transit Time. Bottom line, the locks held us up in all aspects. But we have some fun new lock photos to share and other new dock experiences. My artsy shot above: “Mississippi Monet”
Although we have never been tied up to a barge in a lock, here was our first experience to witness it…and it was our “sister-boat!”
Another perspective of the height of the water level droppage, the bollard and the tie down (and the grunge on the boat from the lock wall)!
Approaching dock Sun in eyes, not practicing my Lewis and Clark explorer pose.
Fun signs at Midway Marina where we stopped in to kill a few hours waiting to be invited to go into the next Lock. Lockmasters were taking all the commercial traffic up and down before taking any pleasure craft. It’s the law; so we can’t complain …..too much.
We stayed the night at Smithsville Marina (unplanned, but we ran out of day and patience with the locks) Although not as snazzy as places like Green Turtle Bay, the marina was quite full of character and characters. Aside from narrowly missing being entirely blown to bits in the tornado of 2011 it is now run by the son of the man who did,sadly, die in that tornado. On top of that, it’s just a plane colorful character spot: