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Friday, September 2, 2011

August 28, 29, & 30,2011; Sunday through Tuesday

Sunday, Kentucky Dam Marina, KY, to Anchorage in Panther Bay/Spring Cove at Mile 60.2 on the Tennessee River:  After a very enjoyable evening of drinks and dinner at Mr. Bill's/Patti's last night with our good friend Craig from Minnesota, we were on our way down the Tennessee River again.  The river was a little choppy all day and we got to our planned anchorage; Heiman Cove at Mile 62.6, and found it very busy with local boaters.  There had to be at least 8 boats anchored out in the cove.  It was a Sunday and our guess was that by about 17:00 or 18:00 most of them would be gone but it was only 14:30 so we looked for another anchorage.  It didn't take long because there are so many little coves on the Tennessee.  We back tracked about 2 miles and found a beautiful, peaceful, little cove called Spring Cove and put our anchor out and enjoyed the rest of the day.  There was only one other boat anchored there.  After dinner we were enjoying the cool night breeze and we saw 2 guys on a pontoon boat carrying trees on it and dropping them into the cove.  They did this several times and finally Keith waved them over to talk with them.  Keith was concerned that we might hit them with our props when leaving.  They said they do this all the time and not to worry that they were put in 10 to 15 feet of water in order to keep fish in the area.  They were very nice men, said they were finished and told us to have a nice trip.

Monday, Anchorage in Panther Bay/Spring Cove at Mile 60.2 on the Tennessee River: We enjoyed this anchorage so much we decided to stay a 2nd day. We put the dinghy in the water and did some exploring.

Tennessee Fish Bate
The entrance to Kentucky Dam Marina in daylight

The "Red" light that doesn't light up in the dark
Doe and her fawn

Kim Jo III at anchorage in Spring Cove

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CO's comments:  I bet this is very good deer hunting country.  Both days we saw deer scampering about at the waters edge.  On our dinghy ride we saw deer in several different areas.  Most of them were does with fawns.

Tuesday, Panther Bay/Spring Cover on the Tennessee River, to Pebble Isle Marina, New Johnsonville, TN:  We had a short day so we didn't get going until 09:00.  The river was very calm and smooth, the sky was blue, and there was a gentle breeze; just perfect.  We feel very fortunate to be back on the Tennessee River.  We got to our marina by 13:30 and our annual slip was not available yet so they put us in a temporary covered slip until the other boater moves out.  A covered slip in this heat makes a world of difference.  It is at least 20 degrees cooler under cover.

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Co's comments:  The XO is in dire straights.  We are under so much metal that our TV antenna will not work.  This will be a few days of reading books, which is OK with me.