Monthly Archives: October 2016

Alligators and Tides

The marinas are behind us , and even the anchorages are few and far between.   After a 71 mile day, we were happy to arrive at Bashi Creek . BASHI CREEK ANCHORAGE The creek is narrow just as described in … Continue reading

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Columbus Marina to Demopolis

Midway was a quick stop; the next Columbus Marina – the day included four locks and 59 miles of travel time.  We left Midway Marina on October 26th  at 7am and locked through Fulton, Wilkins, Amory and Aberdeen locks by 1 … Continue reading

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Visiting the Southern plantation

Touring a restored cotton farm plantation home called the Waverley Plantation was a highlight of Columbus. Construction began in 1840 and it was completed in 1852; the house was originally owned by George Hampton Young.   It was an independent  Plantation … Continue reading

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Shiloh memorial- Civil War Battlefield

This area is steeped in Civil War history.    Our plan to stay at Grand Harbor a few days allowed us to take the courtesy van to tour Shiloh National Memorial. It is the site of the 3rd bloodiest battle of … Continue reading

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Grand Harbor- entrance to the Tenn-Tom Waterway

One night at anchorage to unwind.  The cool night brought a mist of fog in the morning.   Next day, a short 5 mile run to Grand Harbor Marina.   It is located on Yellow Creek and is the at the … Continue reading

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Intro to the Tenn Tom Waterway

Where were you in 1984 when the historic new waterway  called the Tenn-Tom Waterway was completed?  Completed just one month after Reagan was re elected, this waterway would connect the Tennessee river to the Gulf of Mexico.    For the Great American … Continue reading

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Good Bye Joe Wheeler

Visions of leaving the rendezvous in a mass of over 60 boats?  Luckily it didn’t happen that way.     Sixty boats gathered at the Rendezvous and are now ready to continue on the Great Loop Adventure.  Sixty boats hitting the locks??  … Continue reading

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What is a Rendezvous?

Rendezvous – 1. a meeting at an agreed time and place.   2. a time and place designated for a meeting, esp. troops or ships .    The rendezvous for our purposes is the fall get together sponsored by the AGLCA (Americas Great Loop Cruisers Association) for … Continue reading

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Wilson Lock to Joe Wheeler Lock then Rondevzous!

Is that a barge blocking the  Bear Creek entrance?  No, just passing by! Its an overcast morning; the clouds are gathering as we motor from our anchorage at Little Bear Creek past the Florence Marina.  Hoping to beat the threat of … Continue reading

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One Night Up a Creek (Bear Creek)

Pulled anchor and heading south with out our buddy boat today.   Enterprise is not attending the Rendezvous at Joe Wheeler Park, so we will travel the next 60 miles on our own.     You can follow the adventures of Enterprise by … Continue reading

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