Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Jan 30, Day 2, Monday Chattanooga to Tifton, GA

Gail's Fabulous Breakfast It's hard to believe I could get so screwed up over the time of day. Breakfast was set for 7:00AM, I set the alarm on the iPhone, checked all the clocks and watches but didn't wake up until 7:45 EST. It seems that the iPhone unlike regular cellphones didn't change with the time zones. After breakfast we headed down I-75 through Atlanta and on to Tifton. I-75 is in great shape with 3 lanes and nice smooth concrete. It was so good instead of heading east through Waycross we just kept going stopping overnight at Tifton. I selected an RV park, based on the description in the app RVparking.com that no extended stays were offered. This park set new definition of an extended stay, like several years.

Posted on 01/31/2012 3:52 AM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 30 January 2012
Jan 29, Day 1 Sunday Nashville to Chattanooga

We packed the View yesterday, slept on it so we could see what we had forgotten. About 2 blocks from home, Mavis remembered 2 things we had forgotten. We stopped at a very nifty new Tennessee Welcome Center. The old one welcoming visitors from Alabama was wiped out by a tornado. At Chattanooga we stayed in the driveway with our good friends Bob & Gail. They provided the original motivation to get a small motorhome. We had a beautiful dinner, shared Alaska photos and got to bed early.

Posted on 01/30/2012 3:49 AM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Kentucky Lake Shipping Disaster

In  less than a year we have read about the Defever Trawler sinking on the Tenn-Tom, then the Le Costa Concordia hitting rocks, and now a  huge ship the Delta Mariner  has ripped a span out of the bridge we cross 2 or more times every weekend on the way to the Katy Leigh at Kenlake Marina. This photo by Brandon Griffith is the first that really tells the story. It was taken from Kenlake State Park on the west side of the river. It shows 6 main spans. The second span from the left is the main navigation channel where the Delta Mariner and every other commercial vessel  normally passes under. On last Thursday at 8:10PM the Delta Mariner attempted go under the  5th span from the left. You can  in this photo that the clearance is less under that span than the main channel span. Even the Katy Leigh with its 22 ft high mast has never gone under that span. We'll have to watch the proceedings over the next few months to learn how that giant ship could have been so far off the proper course.

Posted on 01/28/2012 7:56 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 1 January 2012
2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
Posted on 01/01/2012 5:27 PM by Bob Duthie
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