Tuesday, April 9, 2013

75 Miles and Houses on Bluffs

We're both improved, health wise, if not done with our colds. We started at a little after 8:00 this morning and went through our seventh and LAST lock after about seven miles. Then we just cruised down the river, making an excellent 6.5 knots with current and tailwind help. It got quite warm today, in the mid 80's. I had on a short sleeved tee almost all day. So we just kept going, and going...and going. We started at mile 215 and now we are at the Mermaid Marina at mile 140!
We pulled in here about 7:50, so it was 11 and a half hours.

It's easy to see why people are attracted to the Tennessee, and why there are SO MANY very expensive homes along its shores.

With very nasty weather predicted for Wednesday night and Thursday, we're going to See if we can finish up in two more days. We only have 115 miles to go!

Today's photos will showcase some of them. I don't think these need labels, and there are a lot of them!

1 comment:

  1. Great news to learn of the distance you have covered. The end is in sight, but, of course, that is just the beginning of new home for Quilty Pleasure! I know she will be happy on Kentucky Lake. Plus, Kentucky Lake will have a new explorer as you check out every possible sight and interestings place to visit! You must make notes on your maps as you sail north, so you have a ready list of places to check out this summer. Keep motoring!