It was 9 hours cruising down the Cumberland to make the 84 miles and one lock. Cordell Hull lock was open and waiting for us when we got there at 7:50AM. There was a fair current in the river leaving the lock at we made good time. Although the water temperature was 83 degrees above the lock, it dropped to 62.9 degrees few miles below the lock and continued cold until well after the Caney Forks River joins the Cumberland (see photo; 2nd line of data, second box from the left). By the time we reached Gallatin the water was up to 93 degrees. We went 60 miles today without seeing a single boat of any kind. We got to the Yacht Club at 4:30pm. Our looper friends that have been staying here for a month or so came over at 6:00 and talked boating for a couple of hours. We ate enough cheese, crackers, and melon to do for dinner. We will be here till Thursday and will rent a car to do laundry, shopping, and go to a movie.
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