The weather has turned cold and a north wind was blowing at 15-20 mph throughout the trip. As we left Yellow Creek and joined the Tennessee a large tow, "Melvin King" was heading for the Pickwick lock. This can be bad news as commercial boats get priority. However, 6 miles from the lock Melvin King notified the lockmaster that he was coming down and that there was a pleasure boat ahead of him. The lockmaster said he would take us first and for the first time on the trip the lock was open when we arrived. The river was busy today with cruisers heading south. We arrived at Clifton at 1:50pm. We drove the courtesy car into town to the grocery. On the way I took the photo of the interesting home that overlooks the river from a hill a couple of blocks away.
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