Yea!! We are finally back on the boat. I have not been on a trip since last Veterans Day weekend. Even the road trip down to Demopolis was nice. The fall folliage is as beautiful as I have ever seen. We easily got here and set up at the new part of the marina. We went ahead and ate an early lunch before we headed down the river. The scenery is lovely. The river was really quiet even though there appeared to be a fishing tournament around somewhere. Daisy has settled in nicely. We rode down to the dam and then back up the river a little way. We saw a herd of beautiful does, a very regal looking osprey and lots of turtles. We came back to the marina around 3:00, took about a 30 minute walk around the sidewalk past beautiful old historic homes. Then we went to Halls catfish place and ate too much. The facilities are very nice. I am now sitting in the cozy laundry/bathhouse area, watching the Alabama-LSU game on a big screen tv. Not bad for roughing it.
|Doe deer near the Demopolis Lock and Dam|
|There are numerous creeks, sloughs, and such along this section of the Tenn-Tom waterway, some opening up to large lakes.|
|The "Crimson White" tugboat, pushing 6 barges, came down the Black Warrior River and turned upstream on the Tenn-Tom. I assume the owner is an Alabama fan !|