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Trip Start Oct 17, 2009
17Trip End Nov 15, 2009
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Other than seeing a little mink-like animal running along the river, the other highlight during the last couple of days was Tom's hard won success at dislodging our fouled anchor from our Natchez Trace anchorage near Fulton, MS.
The anchor must have gotten stuck under a sunken log and our trip line was of no help. This was an all-too familiar scene of Tom hauling with all his might while the anchor appeared to be nothing short of welded to the bottom. Finally, with some clever mechanical advantage techniques from his Yosemite search and rescue days, the anchor finally emerged, woven tight amongst some steely fishing line and about a dozen hooks.
Despite the delay in setting off, we nevertheless passed through three locks that day (Nov 7), the tallest being the Jamie Whitten Lock and Dam at 84 feet.