Here are the Blogs in the Tennessee River Cruise 2013
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
The cruise to Chattanooga began on Sunday September 29th and took 23 days. Five days were spent at Joe Wheeler State Park Marina attending the America's Great Loop Cruisers Associatiion (AGLCA) Rendezvous. The total river round trip was 844miles from mile 42 at Kenlake Marina to mile 464 at ...Read More...
Posted on 10/23/2013 9:42 PM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 21 October 2013
This was our last day on the Tennessee River Chattanooga Cruise. The day got off to a good start with Pebble Isle’s fresh, hot, cinnamon buns. Mavis ate hers aboard the Katy Leigh. We arrived at Kenlake Marina at mile 42 at 3:00PM and packed the car. We made it home just before sunset at ...Read More...
Posted on 10/21/2013 9:11 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 20 October 2013
We had to delay our departure due to thick fog. At 9:00 it had lifted and it was sunny with blue sky. But then as happens frequently the fog closed in on the river and was so thick at one point I couldn’t ...Read More...
Posted on 10/20/2013 7:08 AM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 19 October 2013
We are still alive and happy. The Internet service at Joe Wheeler was so bad I had to give up trying to post anything new. Yesterday it was a long day and with visits from Joanie and Fred, I just couldn’t get to the computer. Tomorrow we go to Pebble Isle Marina and Monday to Kenlake Marina ...Read More...
Posted on 10/19/2013 6:07 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 13 October 2013
The weather was perfect and we had an uneventful trip from Ditto Landing to Joe Wheeler. We arrived to find another boat in our assigned slip so we took the one beside it. Eventually the culprits were found and they left in their own boat. It would have been towed otherwise as a 45 ft. came in soon ...Read More...
Posted on 10/13/2013 7:02 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 12 October 2013
Ditto Landing is the Huntsville-Madison County public marina. This is the third time we have stayed here and I dreaded staying here again. The docks were wood, and there were derelict house boats in the transient area that got an amazing number of visitors. Today we discovered all new concrete ...Read More...
Posted on 10/12/2013 5:08 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 12 October 2013
You may remember this post from a few days ago. “Sad Sight: At the Guntersville Lock I looked up at a strange object hanging from one of the light standards. Binoculars showed it was a dead eagle that had dove down to catch a fish that was already caught on a line and lure. It must ...Read More...
Posted on 10/12/2013 4:36 PM by Bob Duthie
Friday, 11 October 2013
The Hunter Museum
The Hunter Museum of American Art is a short walk up the hill behind the docks to the Bluff District. We started with breakfast at Rembrandt’s on the patio. A man, who was alone, must have spent 15 minutes on his cell phone talking about his motorcycle ...Read More...
Posted on 10/11/2013 10:06 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Today was Tennessee Aquarium Day. There are two buildings to tour. One is for salt water and the other for fresh water. We started with the salt water. We rode up a long escalator to the top of the building and into a sunlit room with a pair parrots and a small pool where you can ...Read More...
Posted on 10/09/2013 9:31 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Quote from Fred Myers' CruiseGuide
We left Hales Bar without running aground although at one place the sonar showed less than 1 ft. under the keel. Then it was spectacular scenery all the way to town with high mountains on both sides of the winding river. You have to travel 33 miles to get 13 ...Read More...
Posted on 10/08/2013 9:40 PM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 7 October 2013
Supposedly huge storms with high winds and lightning were coming today (Oct 6), so we decided to stay at Goose Pond for a second day and delay our arrival in Chattanooga by one day. As it turned out it was a beautiful day and only rained a little that evening. We used the courtesy car ...Read More...
Posted on 10/07/2013 9:17 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 5 October 2013
How to Spend $36 to Visit Wal-Mart
There are two taxi companies listed in Google for the Alabama town of Decatur. We need to by ant traps badly as the tiny sugar ants were everywhere. Wal-Mart was 5 miles away so I called the first taxi company listed and ...Read More...
Posted on 10/05/2013 10:15 PM by Bob Duthie
Friday, 4 October 2013
This was a cruising day with two locks. It was beautiful in the morning crossing Wilson Lake. We cruised 46 miles to Decatur without incident. Tomorrow we plan on 73 miles to Goose Pond marina near Scottsboro.on Guntersville Lake. Sunday is expected to be stormy so we may have ...Read More...
Posted on 10/04/2013 10:33 PM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 3 October 2013
We took a day off boating to get some work done and do some sightseeing. Tomorrow we head for Decatur.
Frank Lloyd Wright House
We borrowed the marina courtesy car and drove up the river bank to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home here ...Read More...
Posted on 10/03/2013 9:02 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Our 8:00AM plan to leave turned into 10:00AM. I needed to wait for Grand Harbor harbormaster, Barry to arrive to register and talk business. He has started his “Looper’s Fantastic Fall Fuel Frenzy” which offers a 25 cent per gallon ...Read More...
Posted on 10/02/2013 9:34 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
This was our first sunny day and a good day for photos. First I have to show off the new varnish on the Katy Leigh that was completed a couple of weeks ago by Florida based Yachtbrightwork . A couple spent 10 days working on the ...Read More...
Posted on 10/01/2013 10:21 PM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 30 September 2013
It was cloudy today but there was not a single rain drop. We cruised 63 miles from Pebble Isle to Clifton TN. Pebble Isle cooks cinnamon biscuits and coffee for the overnighters. At breakfast there were a couple of Loopers that had been with Tom and Linda at Green Turtle Bay. ...Read More...
Posted on 09/30/2013 9:08 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 29 September 2013
The Rainiest Day
This was the rainiest day ever on the boat. It rained from 8:35 to 5:30 without a break. I must apologize to all our Kenlake Marina friends that had planned a big bon voyage party for our departure at 9:00AM. And this after a big Grand Lakes Yacht Club party the night before. ...Read More...
Posted on 09/29/2013 9:18 PM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 4 April 2013
Today’s post has to start with apologies to our subscribers. If you enjoy reading your email announcements with almost nothing but HTML gobble then go no further. However, you can click on the title and go directly to the post on the website. I was just advised by ICG-Link that ...Read More...
Posted on 04/04/2013 8:23 PM by bob duthie