Travelogue

Nov 5 to Nov 11

  •  11/11/2008
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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November 5-Carrabelle to Clearwater, FL (Crossing the Gulf) We got up with the alarm at 5:00. Neither one of us slept very soundly in anticipation of our departure today. Bob rechecked the weather while I had breakfast. Everything was looking “good to go”. We gave Murphy a good long walk, as he would be cooped up most of the day. The sky was starting to lighten up in the east as we got the boat ready to leave.   No one was up and about, but us. We untied the lines and pulled away from the do...
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Oct 27 to Nov 4

  •  11/4/2008
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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The blog for October 27 can be found in last week's section. October 28-Panama City to Apalachicola, FL The morning was a chilly 44 degrees. We knew when we went to bed we would have to throw on an extra blanket. I heard the wind howling all night long and into the morning. It was blowing 10-15 mph out of the north and it was cold. I had to break out my socks and long sleeves for awhile until the sun warmed everything up. We had breakfast, checked email, and made our plans for today. We woul...
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Oct 20 to 26th

  •  10/26/2008
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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October 20-Dog River Marina, Mobile, AL Our day started with a 6:15 alarm and 56 degrees. It was sunny, but cool. We cleaned up, ate breakfast, and got ready to take the boat to the haul-out slip. Two mechanics came on board to diagnose the oil leak and they will work on that today with the boat in the water. The people at Middleton Marine who will be working on our boat are very professional and we were impressed at how careful they were to keep the boat protected and clean as they worked. We...
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Oct 13 to 19

  •  10/13/2008
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October 13- Cotton Springs to Columbus Marina, MS The sky was overcast with a slight breeze. The temps were in the 70's. The sun peeked through openings in the clouds making the trees glow with orange and yellow light.   We set the alarm for 7:00, had breakfast, and pulled the anchor at 7:30. The lockmaster said he would be ready for us at 8:00, so we were there and waiting. We are now starting in the Canal Section of the Tenn-Tom. We entered Whitten Lock, the one with the greatest drop on th...
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Oct 6 to 12th

  •  10/12/2008
  •   bshaw16872, Cindy
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October 6-Cuba Landing Marina to Double Island Anchorage, TN It was another glorious sunny day. (I bet you get tired of hearing me say that.) It wasn’t as cold last night as in previous nights, so we didn’t have any fog this morning.   The only bad thing about staying at Cuba Landing was you are able to hear the constant hum of the highway traffic on Interstate 40 which runs between Memphis and Nashville. Obviously there’s a lot of traffic between those 2 cities. Other than that, it was a ni...
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Comments

Clyde Nordan 10/1/2014
Love your blog and photos. Thanks for taking us along for a great cruise. Bookmarked so I can continue tomorrow. I may have photos of when you stopped in Portsmouth VA. BTW, I landed here while looking for Lafayette and the picture of the arch came up. Fair winds. Cheers, Clyde Olde Towne Photos - Portsmouth