3-15-2014: Anchored out in the beautiful, clear blue water by Manjack Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday, 11-5-2010

Rafting at Mile 287.4 on the Tenn-Tom
Got a late start when leaving Columbus Marina so we didn't make it to our original anchorage; Sumpter Landing Recreation Area, AL.  We ended up at Cochrane Cut-off which is a very nice anchorage also. 

Mile Marker 312.0 on the Tenn-Tom
If your cell phone doesn't pick up a signal
you can use this payphone out in the middle of nowhere

We had 2 locks to go through yesterday; John Stennis Lock and Tom Bevill Lock.  It was a very windy day we had difficulty securing our lines to the bollards but we finally made it.  Winds were 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 25 (it felt like it was gusting in both locks). 

CO's comments:  Trawlers most usually have deeper keels than motor yachts.  They have an advantage when going into locks in very windy conditions.  Our Sea Ray does not have a keel and is very susceptible to weather vanning so today it was a chore to keep the boat close to the bollard and lock wall because of the high winds.  The only way to keep the boat close to the wall was by the use of differential power and the placement of the rudders.

N33  02.648
W88  13.298

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday and Thursday, 11-3 and 4, 2010

Older Hatteras leaving port in the rain
It started raining yesterday about 11:30 and has been raining on and off since.  We chose to stay until Thursday before departing as the rain is supposed to stop and it should be sunny but on the cool side; highs in the 60's with lows in the 30's  at night.

We go stocked up on groceries and have clean clothes and we plan on anchoring out the rest of the way down the Tenn-Tom.  If we have cell service I will keep you informed as to where we are.

N33 31.3150
W88 28.9183

Got out to see some of the beautiful old homes in Columbus.
Tennessee Williams
Born in Columbus, MS
Beautiful home

Previous posting from October 22 thru 24, 2010

Mile 277 Entrance to Joe Wheeler State Park
Good-bye Lisa; we will miss you
Roy El coming into Joe Wheeler
Roy El and Comumbia anchored out at Joe Wheeler
Fred Myers and his wife Joan
Fall Colors at Joe Wheeler

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday, 11-1-2010

Don't go outside the channel!

On the Tenn-Tom at last

CO checking anchor

Mile 414.0 in the AM

Mile 414.0 on Tenn-Tom-Bay Springs Lake

Mile 414.0

Rafting to RoyEl at Columbus Marina
This is the 4th day on the Tenn-Tom and it is beautiful.  All is going well.
Kim Jo III rafted to Roy El

10-30-2010   N34 33.5634
                      W88 17.7931

10-31-2010   N34 04.051
                      W88 25.227

11-1-2010     N33 31.3150
                      W88 28.9183

CO's comments: I can't find the CO; every time I turn around he is gone.