November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012    Day 179                              

Demopolis, AL
Total miles to date:  3624.5

An egret sits still while the heron takes flight!
We left our anchorage at 7:00am as planned and headed to the Gainesville/Heflin Lock which was ready for us.  Laura, on The Zone, faithfully calls the Lockmaster each morning to coordinate our arrival!

Passing the cliffs at Epes

We traveled just over 53 miles and followed the tree lined winding river to Demopolis. Along the way we passed the white cliffs at Epes and weren’t disappointed. There was almost no boat traffic today, but we did see a couple of tows and one or two small fishing boats.

We arrived at Demopolis Yacht Basin with The Zone around 1:30 and found several other Loopers here.  This tends to be a stop for everyone to stay at least two or three days and provision their boats before heading back out onto longer stretches of water and anchorages.  There are two sections of the marina and we were in the newer one (Kingfisher Bay) with nice floating docks. However it requires taking a golf cart over to the old section to pay, pick up a courtesy car, etc.

We borrowed the courtesy car for an hour and went to the post office and stopped briefly at Walmart. 

We invited Anita and Don from Limelight over for dinner and had a nice visit.

The rest of the evening was sent watching election returns. We were diligent about getting our absentee ballots mailed in early! 

We will remain here again tomorrow and get some projects done.