October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012   Day 159  Grand Harbor Marina  Total miles to date:  3286.4

Today was a very windy day as we headed south on the Tennessee to Grand Harbor Marina in Mississippi.  We left Clinton, TN at 8am with six other Looper boats and arrived around 4pm.
We passed the Shiloh Civil War Battlefield and plan to see it on our return trip after we leave the Rendezvous next week.         

A lovely mansion
on the Tennessee River
Entering the Pickwick Lock
with nine others!
We approached the Pickwick Landing Lock (a lift of 55 feet) just before 3:00. There were 10 Looper boats in the lock chamber!
We exited the lock which put us in Pickwick Lake, and headed to the marina which was another eight miles. We waited for our slip assignment and then pulled in on a face dock right behind Katy Leigh. There are too many Looper boats here to count – most are headed to the Rendezvous. 

A few of the Loopers
At 5:30 we got together for Docktails and then 16 of us went to dinner.  It was very late when we got back to the boat, but we beat the thunderstorm that arrived soon afterwards.    

We hope to leave for Florence, Alabama in the morning but we will check the weather first.