October 27, 2012

October 26, 2012    Day 168   Bear Creek at anchor                                         
                                            Total miles to date:  3382.1

We cast our lines at 7:15 this morning ending a wonderful week at Joe Wheeler.  Making new friends, seeing old friends, learning what to expect on the second half of our loop, enjoying the perfect weather and scenery – all part of the Fall Rendezvous that provided us with great memories.

Leaving the beautiful
Joe Wheeler State Park
Sharing space in the Wilson Lock
We arrived at Wheeler Lock, the first of two locks, at 7:55 and locked down with Gemini Dream.  Five more Loopers, Proud Lady, Last Resort, Took the Plunge, Boot Scootin, and Lady KK, caught up with us at the Wilson Lock and we all locked through together. 
Our lovely weather changed today as we were met wiith rain, cooler temperatures and some wind this afternoon. By 4:00 we had located our anchorage on Bear Creek, off Pickwick Lake. The others went on to a marina, but we were ready for a quiet night. We cooked out on the grill and watched television – keeping updates on Hurricane Sandy as it approaches the east coast.

Tomorrow we will go back to the marina at Grand Harbor for two days.