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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Crazy month at Pebble Isle

Wednesday, October 30, 2013:  Most of the Lopper's have been here and left.  It was a crazy month or so before the Rendezvous.  Pebble Isle has had any where from 3 to 10 Looper boats in daily.  In the beginning we meet some new Looper's so we told them about some anchorages and marinas that we liked on the Tenn-Tom.   That lead to docktails in the evening and a talk and answering questions in the morning over cinnamon rolls and coffee furnished by the marina.  Word spread and some boaters were asking for us by name, what a hoot!  We didn’t mind as we got to met more Looper's here than we did when we went to rendezvous.  Rendezvous is over and there were a few stragglers but for the most part they are done.  We made some new friends out of all this and plan on seeing several of them this winter.  We did drive up to Rendezvous for a day and visited with several people and had a  good time.

Keith is checking out everything on the boat to make sure all is working properly so we are ready to head south as soon as we get back from Wisconsin.

In a few week we will drive back to Minnesota and Wisconsin for Doctor appointments, see the grand kids, hunting, and my get together with my sisters and nieces.  After, we will drive back to the boat and start down the Tenn-Tom ourselves.  We have never gone this late before so it should be interesting and I imagine pretty cold!

Tomorrow is my 5th anniversary for retirement.  It was the best "treats" I ever got for Halloween.

CO's comments:  The canal boat is made completely with wood with 2 coats of fiber glass.  It was a good thing we checked everything on our boat because we found a leak in the transmission cooler.  We are getting it fixed now.

 Keith out for his nightly paddle in his kayak.
 This boat belongs to one of the later Looper's.  It is a canal boat.  The bottom is relatively flat so I would imagine crossing Mobile Bay and the Gulf might be a bit bumpy.