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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Harry and I launched "Newhouse" a couple of days ago from Joe Wheeler State Park and Marina on her maiden voyage. We left with two other cruisers, Jim and Barbie on their 28' Hunter and Jack on his 43' Albin.
We are making our way back to the entrance to the Tenn-Tom Canal which will take us to the Gulf of Mexico in Mobile Alabama.
The weather is marvelous and no rain the the near future. ...
... Lake were stunning. Along our route we wove from one side of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to the other, crossing over at sporadic intervals. The roads finally eased up on us and leveled out around eighteen miles, a phenomena that hasn't occurred since central Illinois (that would be approximately 700 miles ago!). Given that, and even though the weather was nice, one of us was still struggling so we allowed ourselves to just mosey along. Most of the gas ...
... a family from Brazil (who rode their boat from Brazil to the US), lots of Canadians, and even a couple from Wichita! I'm sure the RV community is similar, but everyone has been so friendly and willing to share information - it gives a level of comfort to see the Looper burgee (flag) on a boat in an anchorage or marina. Our good friends, Larry & Lois keep their beautiful boat (51' Navigator) in Portland, OR on the Columbia River. They are considering doing the Loop ...
... land) we bought a 32' Islander.What Harry thought he was getting was a shell of a boat and a mast that had been virtually abandoned by its owners about 10 years ago. The boat had tin foil framed under the windows and channeled to the sink to try to take care of the water running inside the boat. MEH. That gives you an idea of what kind of condition it was in. The photos are better than the ...
... and so we can see why the closure happened. We stopped for a Quiznos at lunch (where we had a French dip sandwich - Nom!) and the young girl behind the counter couldn't stop saying how beautiful my accent was (eh???) and how amazing it was to be from England. The town's people are so friendly and helpful but I don't think they can understand why we'd spend our honeymoon here.
We've just been for a swim in the hotel pool and found that in Alabama they ...
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