AGLCA Rendezvous & Tenn-Tom Waterway

After we left our friends at Kentucky Dam Marina we made a long four day run up the Tennessee River against a 2+ mph current to get to Joe Wheeler State Park for the America’s Great Loop Cruisers rendezvous.  We came in a week early so that I coul…

Tenn-Tom Waterway to Gulf Breeze, FL (Nov 10 -19)

After we entered Yellow Creek from the Tennessee, we stopped at Aqua Yacht Harbor Marina. Neil and Peggy (Early Out) were there to have some repairs done on the boat, so we spent a fun evening together. We actually stayed two nights because Ida was …

Sea Wise Davit Update 1

The installation of the Sea Wise Davit is more complex than it seems.  Alignment of  the attachment brackets on the dingy and associated hardware on the swimstep  is very precise.

River Time

Last week we wended our way down the Tombigbee & Tennessee Rivers to Demopolis, AL where we will stay until Ida clears out. Our trip was very pleasant with mostly good weather and a nice boost from the current allowing us to zip along using very li…

July 2009 – Car Trip Southeast USA

During the last week of June, Sara and Wilma went to Dallas by car. Wink took a flight to New Hampshire to spend a few days with the grandchildren (Amber and Emma). Wilma stopped by Yazoo City, MS to visit with family before heading on to Dallas. After…

Annapolis, MD to Beaufort, SC: 09/01/09 – 11/02/09

We’re back underway and headed south with a pack of boats. The waterway seems much more crowded this year. Maybe the economy is really on the mend! We spent the rest of our time in Annapolis getting ready to head south and participating in several annual events. First up was the family reunion in Ocean [Read More…]

Rain, Fog and Sun

Two days ago (Fri) we motored upstream all day through the rain and cold. We tried to call the Clifton, TN Marina by cell, to get a slip for the night. We left messages but no one called back. Seems the guide book had the wrong number. As night began t…

Tennessee River

Happy Halloween from the Tennessee River. We are motoring down this beautiful river on a bright, sunny day, listening to the UVA – Duke football game on Sirius radio. (Go Hoos!) Compared to the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, the Tennessee is very quiet. …

Kindred Spirit III 2009-10-28 13:31:00

October 2009 Bender BlogManteo, NC – Morehead City, NC – Southport, SC – Isle of Palms, SC – Greenville, SC Maggie Valley, NC – Waynesville, NCNot many nautical miles were traveled this month but those that were, gifted us with fall-like weather and ba…

Back home

We left early in the morning from Wingates to beat the bad weather that was headed our way. We dodged the rain several times and even tied up to the wewa dock during one squall. Made it back to the boat ramp and pulled her out and drove home. It was a …