October 16, 2012

October 16, 2012  Day 158      Clinton, TN      Total miles to date:  3236.40

The scenic Tennessee River
Seven Looper boats left Pebble Isle this morning and headed to Clinton, TN. We had a beautiful day to travel on the Tennessee River. The sun was shining and the colors of the trees still demand our attention. The river is fairly narrow and is lined with trees and cliffs in many areas. There are also several sections of the river that are lined with homes.
More of the river views
We quickly noticed that the current was much stronger today and our slower speed reflected that.  We saw very little commercial traffic – one or two small tows and a dredge – but nothing like the Illinois or Mississippi Rivers.            
Nanseann on her 2nd day of the Loop
- and passing us by!
We arrived at the Clinton Marina just after 4pm. They have a very friendly staff here also.  We were not able to go into Clinton because it was so late. We visited briefly with some of the other Loopers then had dinner on board.  We watched the Presidential debate and that took up most of the evening.

We think Cliffton is a good name
 for the town near this spot!

Tomorrow we will all leave and go to Grand Harbor Marina in Mississippi.  We will have one lock to get through at Pickwick and it will be another fairly long travel day!