Holiday Inn Express Athens
Travel Blogs from Athens
... to seeing family, friends and of course, Ollie the magnificent. I am wondering how it will feel to be home. I am guessing the house will seem huge after being confined in such close quarters for so long. It will be such a luxury to take a hot bath or a long shower. I can't imagine not having to crawl over or up something each and every day. Actually, all the crawling and climbing is one of my favorite parts of boating. It is like a work out every ...
... with all the professional tennis players at various tournaments. Rafter, Nadal, Roddick the list goes on. Jacob and his family have lived the sport of tennis, it's apart of their lives. Jacob meets up with us out the front of his college campus and we deliver the parcel from home. It was strange at first, you travel for so long through the USA and then you meet up with someone you know. Jacob quickly turns from student to tour guide and shows us around the ...
... Plus it gave us practice finding our way when we get lost. We cruised by the Watt's Bar reactors. They are an impressive sight.
Probably the highlight of my day was seeing a couple of Sandhill Cranes tarrying on an island in the Hiwassee Wildlife Sanctuary. I understand it is unusual to see them so late in the year in this area. We did encounter some wind but our bimini was not down so we were not intimidated. We also had another good practice with anchoring in ...
... a deer swimming across the lake. Poor thing was being followed by a fisherman in his boat but the fisherman finally let the deer swim in peace. Bart was no doubt thrilled with his romantic gift of an electric fish knife and metal glove. Oh the good times he will h have hacking away at the fish we catch. All in all, the second day of our journey was a good one with smooth cruising all around.
... and dumping at Loudon Marina, and then locking down to Watt's Bar Lake. It was a busy and emotional day. We locked down successfully if not neatly. We made it as far as Paint Rock Creek. We were going to try and go a bit farther but the wind made it tricky cruising with the bimini up. We put that puppy down the first chance we got and it was ...
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