October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012    Day 172                                
at anchor on the Tenn-Tom                                                                
Total miles to date:  3429.2

One of the baffles on
the Divide Cut
We left our marina at Grand Harbor at 9:15 this morning with The Zone and headed south on the Tenn-Tom Waterway entering Mississippi. Limelight left later but caught up with us since they travel faster.  We spent most of the drive on the Divide Cut, a 25 mile manmade cut through a natural divide between the Tennessee River and the Tombigbee River.

Limelight catching up with us
We left the Divide Cut and entered Bay Springs Lake. We chose an anchorage in the Natchez Trace Recreation Area and rafted up with The Zone and Limelight.

We shared docktails and dinner aboard Carried Away and had a wonderful visit.

Tomorrow we will go through more locks and will make a call to the Whitten Lock before leaving our anchorage.  We will be locking down through 12 locks all the way to Mobile, AL.  The Whitten Lock is the tallest and will drop us 85 feet.